Publication Date

1997

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Wu, Xiao (Professor of physics)

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Physics

LCSH

Surface energy||Surface tension||Alkanes||Mixtures

Abstract

Hydronated-deuterized binary mixtures of alkanes are studied by measuring the surface tension with the Wilhelmy plate method. These materials demonstrate surface freezing. Although there is interest in these technologically important substances for uses in industry, the surface freezing phenomenon has received little attention. Other studies of hydronated-hydronated alkanes have revealed a (?n / n[sub avg])^2 relation between repulsive interaction and chain mismatch. Here hydronated-deuterized mixtures are found to demonstrate the same interaction as hydronated-hydronated mixtures. Repulsive interaction is found to be proportional to (?n / n[sub avg])^2 on both the surface and in the bulk of the binary mixtures studied.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [46]-47)

Extent

viii, 65 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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