Molecular layer of gaslike domains at a hydrophobic-water interface observed by frequency-modulation atomic force microscopy.

It was numerically predicted that dissolved gas particles could enrich and adsorb at hydrophobic-liquid interfaces. Here we observe nucleation and growth of bright patches of ∼0.45 nm high on the graphite surface in pure water with frequency-modulation atomic force microscopy when the dissolved gas concentration is below the saturation level. The bright… CONTINUE READING