Study of water adsorption and capillary bridge formation for SiO(2) nanoparticle layers by means of a combined in situ FT-IR reflection spectroscopy and QCM-D set-up.

@article{Torun2014StudyOW,
  title={Study of water adsorption and capillary bridge formation for SiO(2) nanoparticle layers by means of a combined in situ FT-IR reflection spectroscopy and QCM-D set-up.},
  author={Boray Torun and Christian Kunze and Chao Zhang and Thomas D. K{\"u}hne and Guido Grundmeier},
  journal={Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP},
  year={2014},
  volume={16 16},
  pages={7377-84}
}
Water adsorption and capillary bridge formation within a layer of SiO2-nanoparticles were studied in situ by means of a combination of quartz crystal microbalance (QCM-D) with dissipation analysis and Fourier transformation infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy (FT-IRRAS). FT-IR data were employed to distinguish the "ice-like" and "liquid-like" contributions and to support the analysis of the QCM-D data concerning mass change and dissipation. Combined measurements show that for SiO2… CONTINUE READING