Size dependence of the contact angle of Bi liquid clusters supported on SiO

S. Tsukimoto, S. Arai, H. Saka

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    Abstract

    Crystalline clusters of Bi with the diameter ranging from 70 to 6nm were prepared by in situ evaporation on to an amorphous substrate of SiO in a transmission electron microscope. These. Bi clusters were then heated to get molten and the behaviour of the Bi liquid clusters observed in situ in a transmission electron microscope. It was found that the contact angle of a liquid Bi cluster decreases with decreasing the size of the liquid cluster below 7nm.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)393-396
    Number of pages4
    JournalInstitute of Physics Conference Series
    Volume179
    Publication statusPublished - 2004 Oct 19
    EventElectron Microscopy and Analysis 2003 - Proceedings of the Institute of Physics Electron Microscopy and Analysis Group Conference - Oxford, United Kingdom
    Duration: 2003 Sep 32003 Sep 5

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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