The effect of nanometre-scale structure on interfacial energy.

@article{Kuna2009TheEO,
  title={The effect of nanometre-scale structure on interfacial energy.},
  author={Jeffrey J. Kuna and Kislon Voϊtchovsky and Chetana Singh and Hao Jiang and Steve Mwenifumbo and Pradip Kr. Ghorai and Molly M Stevens and Sharon C. Glotzer and Francesco Stellacci},
  journal={Nature materials},
  year={2009},
  volume={8 10},
  pages={837-42}
}
Natural surfaces are often structured with nanometre-scale domains, yet a framework providing a quantitative understanding of how nanostructure affects interfacial energy, gamma(SL), is lacking. Conventional continuum thermodynamics treats gamma(SL) solely as a function of average composition, ignoring structure. Here we show that, when a surface has domains commensurate in size with solvent molecules, gamma(SL) is determined not only by its average composition but also by a structural… CONTINUE READING

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