Phenomena

Particle-Filled Coatings

Dipping surfaces in a particle-filled bath produces coatings that depend on the speed of withdrawal and the size of the particles.

Pulling a solid object from a liquid bath can coat it in a thin layer of liquid. The thickness of the coating layer depends on the speed at which the object is removed. Introducing particles into the liquid bath adds a new dimension to the coating problem, namely the size of the particles. In this poster, researchers demonstrate some of the coatings possible in a mixture with particles of more than one size. It’s even possible, they note, to filter out particles of a certain size by carefully selecting the removal speed. (Image credit: D. Jeong et al.)

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