There is plenty of room at the bottom: New Insights into old observations

Abraham Marmur*

Department of Chemical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, 3200003, Israel

Adv. Mater. Lett., 2018, 9 (9), pp 610-613

DOI: 10.5185/amlett.2018.2002

Publication Date (Web): Jun 14, 2018

E-mail: marmur@technion.ac.il

Abstract


Three case studies are analysed to demonstrate (1) the usefulness of fundamental understanding and theoretical modelling in systems with small dimensions, for which interfacial phenomena are crucial; (2) The possibility of advancing our understanding even in areas that are considered old; and (3) The advantages of simple theories.

Keywords

Surface tension, capillarity, nucleation, nanobubble, super-hydrophobic.

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