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Title: Surface tension of spherical drops from surface of tension

The determination of surface tension of curved interfaces is a topic that raised many controversies during the last century. Explicit liquid-vapor interface modelling (ELVI) was unable up to now to reproduce interfacial behaviors in drops due to ambiguities in the mechanical definition of the surface tension. In this work, we propose a thermodynamic approach based on the location of surface of tension and its use in the Laplace equation to extract the surface tension of spherical interfaces from ELVI modelling.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ; ;  [4]
  1. CEA/DAM DIF, F-91297 Arpajon Cedex (France)
  2. Université Paris-Est, CERMICS (ENPC), INRIA, F-77455 Marne-la-Vallée (France)
  3. Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand, Université Blaise Pascal, UMR CNRS 6296, ICCF, BP 10448, F-63000 Clermont-Ferrand (France)
  4. Institut de Physique de Rennes, Université de Rennes 1 UMR 6251 CNRS, 263 avenue Général Leclerc, 35042 Rennes (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22255256
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 140; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; INTERFACES; LAPLACE EQUATION; LIQUIDS; SIMULATION; SURFACE TENSION; SURFACES; VAPORS