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Reversible photothermal tuning of a salty water microdroplet

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Abstract

A fully reversible photothermal tuning of an inorganic salt (NaCl)–water microdroplet standing on a superhydrophobic surface is demonstrated. The size change of the microdroplet is caused by a focused infrared laser beam in a humidity-controlled chamber and a fully reversible large spectral tuning up to ∼40 nm is achieved. The evaporation and growth of the microdroplet are modeled using a lumped system formulation of mass and energy conservations and a good agreement is observed between the experimental and theoretical results.

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Submitted
24 Sep 2008
Accepted
29 Jan 2009
First published
12 Feb 2009

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2009,11, 2597-2600
Article type
Communication

Reversible photothermal tuning of a salty water microdroplet

A. Kiraz, Y. Karadag, S. C. Yorulmaz and M. Muradoglu, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2009, 11, 2597
DOI: 10.1039/B816784B

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