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Physical Properties of Water Near a Gold Surface: A Nanorheological Analysis

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Soares, David Mendez [1] ; Tenan, Mario Alberto [1] ; Gomide, Andreza Barbosa [1] ; Gomes, Wyllerson Evaristo [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, UNICAMP, Inst Phys, Lab Nanostruct & Interfaces, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: ChemPhysChem; v. 11, n. 4, p. 905-911, MAR 5 2010.
Web of Science Citations: 7

Water at room temperature is not simply a medium for which uniform properties can always be assumed. Water close to solid hydrophobic or hydrophilic surfaces has elasticity, which is measured by monitoring the quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) resonant frequency and resistance. Small additions of salt are shown to modify this elasticity. Furthermore, near the hydrophobic QCM gold electrode, undersaturated aqueous NaCl solutions present a high concentration of ion pairs, which is confirmed by atomic force microscopy through force versus distance measurements. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 03/12529-4 - Nanotechnology: manufacture of nanostructures and supramolecular structures in liquid medium: observation of structures formed and investigation of processes of formation of nanostructures
Grantee:Omar Teschke
Support Opportunities: Research Projects - Thematic Grants