Lassonde researcher develops a new measurement tool
Lassonde researcher Professor Sushanta Mitra has developed a new technique for measuring the process of liquid drops spreading on any surface.
Developed in Micro & Nano-scale Transport (MNT) at Lassonde, the experimentation tool was built with an optical path using specialized microscopic lenses.
It captures the bottom view and side view of a spreading drop. It enabled researchers to observe the initial stages of a drop spreading on any surface inside a glass container filled with water.
Traditional drop spreading experiments are conducted in air and there needs to be a few nanometer resolutions to accurately characterize the initial stage of the process.
That is below the physical limit of current optical systems used in experiments.
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The research has been published as a feature cover story in the journal for fundamental interface science Langmuir.