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Title: Ring patterns generated by an expanding colloidal meniscus

Abstract

The drop-and-dry is a common technique allowing for creation of periodic nanoparticle (NP) structures for sensing, photonics, catalysis, etc. However, the reproducibility and scalability of this approach for fabrication of NP-based structures faces serious challenges due to the complexity of the simple, at first glance, evaporation process. In this work we study the effect of the spatial confinement on the NP self-assembly under slow solvent evaporation, when the air-liquid-substrate contact line (CL) expands from the center towards the walls of a cylindrical cell, forming a toroid. Using in situ video monitoring of the stick-slip CL motion, we find regular hydrodynamic perturbations in the meniscus, and reveal fine details of the formation of quasiperiodic rings of close packed NP layers. We report that drying of the toroidal NP droplet has a number of important differences from drying of the classical hemispherical colloidal drops. In toroidal drops we observe linear-in-time average meniscus motion, in contrast to the hemispherical drops where the meniscus moves as a square root of time. While both droplet geometries produce NP ring patterns, the ring width for the toroidal drop decreases with increasing ring radius, while it decreases with decreasing the radius of the hemispherical drop. We suggestmore » that free ligands are the main cause of the Marangoni instabilities driving the periodic vorticity in the meniscus. Finally, we show that the usually ignored contact line tension may yield a considerable contribution to the CL pinning causing the CL slip-stick motion and the ring formation.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [1]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  2. Lewis Univ., Romeoville, IL (United States)
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Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES). Materials Sciences & Engineering Division
OSTI Identifier:
1737373
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review E
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 102; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0045
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; evaporation; fluid-particle interactions; marangoni convection; particle-laden flows; surface tension effects

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Vlasko-Vlasov, V. K., Sulwer, M., Shevchenko, E. V., Parker, J., and Kwok, W. K.. Ring patterns generated by an expanding colloidal meniscus. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. https://doi.org/10.1103/physreve.102.052608.
Vlasko-Vlasov, V. K., Sulwer, M., Shevchenko, E. V., Parker, J., & Kwok, W. K.. Ring patterns generated by an expanding colloidal meniscus. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/physreve.102.052608
Vlasko-Vlasov, V. K., Sulwer, M., Shevchenko, E. V., Parker, J., and Kwok, W. K.. Tue . "Ring patterns generated by an expanding colloidal meniscus". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/physreve.102.052608. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1737373.
@article{osti_1737373,
title = {Ring patterns generated by an expanding colloidal meniscus},
author = {Vlasko-Vlasov, V. K. and Sulwer, M. and Shevchenko, E. V. and Parker, J. and Kwok, W. K.},
abstractNote = {The drop-and-dry is a common technique allowing for creation of periodic nanoparticle (NP) structures for sensing, photonics, catalysis, etc. However, the reproducibility and scalability of this approach for fabrication of NP-based structures faces serious challenges due to the complexity of the simple, at first glance, evaporation process. In this work we study the effect of the spatial confinement on the NP self-assembly under slow solvent evaporation, when the air-liquid-substrate contact line (CL) expands from the center towards the walls of a cylindrical cell, forming a toroid. Using in situ video monitoring of the stick-slip CL motion, we find regular hydrodynamic perturbations in the meniscus, and reveal fine details of the formation of quasiperiodic rings of close packed NP layers. We report that drying of the toroidal NP droplet has a number of important differences from drying of the classical hemispherical colloidal drops. In toroidal drops we observe linear-in-time average meniscus motion, in contrast to the hemispherical drops where the meniscus moves as a square root of time. While both droplet geometries produce NP ring patterns, the ring width for the toroidal drop decreases with increasing ring radius, while it decreases with decreasing the radius of the hemispherical drop. We suggest that free ligands are the main cause of the Marangoni instabilities driving the periodic vorticity in the meniscus. Finally, we show that the usually ignored contact line tension may yield a considerable contribution to the CL pinning causing the CL slip-stick motion and the ring formation.},
doi = {10.1103/physreve.102.052608},
journal = {Physical Review E},
number = 5,
volume = 102,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {11}
}

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