The transition from liquid to solid-like behaviour in ultrahigh viscosity aerosol particles

R. M. Power, S. H. Simpson, J. P. Reid*, A. J. Hudson

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Abstract

For the first time, a measurement of the viscosity of microparticles composed of Newtonian fluids has been made over a range of 12 orders of magnitude (10(-3) to 10(9) Pa s), extending from dilute aqueous solutions to the solid-like behaviour expected on approaching a glass transition. Using holographic optical tweezers to induce coalescence between two aerosol particles (volume

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2597-2604
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Science
Volume4
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2013

Keywords

  • HYGROSCOPICITY MODEL FRAMEWORK
  • SECONDARY ORGANIC AEROSOL
  • SUCROSE SOLUTIONS
  • GLASS-TRANSITION
  • SODIUM-CHLORIDE
  • PHASE-TRANSITIONS
  • AQUEOUS-SOLUTIONS
  • OPTICAL TWEEZERS
  • WATER
  • TEMPERATURE

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