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Methodology for imaging of nano-to-microscale water condensation dynamics on complex nanostructures

Published

Author(s)

Konrad Rykaczewski, John H. Scott

Abstract

By transferring of a small part of a macroscale sample to a novel thermally insulated sample platform we are able to mitigate flooding and electron heating problems typically associated with Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy imaging of water condensation. We image condensation dynamics on individual complex particles and a superhydrophobic network of nanostructures with an unobstructed 90° perspective of the surface and water interface with viewing field as small as 1 µm2.
Citation
Small
Volume
5
Issue
7

Keywords

nanoscale condensation, wet-STEM, ESEM, superhydrophobic surfaces

Citation

Rykaczewski, K. and Scott, J. (2011), Methodology for imaging of nano-to-microscale water condensation dynamics on complex nanostructures, Small (Accessed November 28, 2021)
Created June 11, 2011, Updated February 19, 2017