Viscosity of ultra-thin water films confined between hydrophobic or hydrophilic surfaces

Uri Raviv, Suzanne Giasson, Joseph Frey, Jacob Klein*

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Abstract

A surface force balance has been used to investigate the viscosity of salt-free (conductivity) water confined between hydrophilic and between hydrophobic surfaces. We examine the process of jump-in, across the last few nanometres of thin water films, to adhesive contact between the surfaces. We analyse the flow of water out of the gap under slip and no-slip boundary conditions at the confining surfaces. In both cases we find that the effective viscosity of water remains comparable to its bulk value even when it is confined to sub-nanometre thin films.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)9275-9283
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Volume14
Issue number40 SPEC.
DOIs
StatePublished - 14 Oct 2002
Externally publishedYes

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