Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.076101
Title: Squeeze-out of branched alkanes on graphite
Authors: Gosvami, N.N.
Sinha, S.K. 
O'Shea, S.J.
Issue Date: 20-Feb-2008
Source: Gosvami, N.N., Sinha, S.K., O'Shea, S.J. (2008-02-20). Squeeze-out of branched alkanes on graphite. Physical Review Letters 100 (7) : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.076101
Abstract: We study squalane and heptamethylnonane (HMN) confined between a conducting atomic force microscope tip and a graphite surface. Solvation layering occurs for both liquids but marked differences in the squeeze out mechanics are observed for ordered or disordered monolayers. The squalane monolayer at 25°C is an ordered solid, as verified by direct imaging, and the squeeze out can be modeled using elastic continuum mechanics. HMN is in a disordered state at 25°C and cannot be modeled as a single elastic asperity even in solid-solid contact because HMN liquid is trapped in the contact zone. © 2008 The American Physical Society.
Source Title: Physical Review Letters
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/61357
ISSN: 00319007
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.076101
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