Wetting and anisotropy of interfacial energy on the contact boundary of indium nanocryctals and orientied substrate
L.P. Aref`eva, I.G. Shebzukhova
Don State Technical University
Kabardino-Balkarian State University named after H.M. Berbekov
Abstract: We propose a technique for estimating the wetting and anisotropy of the interfacial energy at the interface between the metal particles (indium) with a substrate based on the construction of the Winterbottom equilibrium shape of the crystal. The effective contact angle and the ratio of interfacial energies at the particle-substrate interface are calculated from the experimental data of the geometric characteristics of the particles obtained by analyzing the AFM images of the samples. The obtained dependences are qualitatively consistent with thermodynamic states and known data for other systems.
Keywords: interface energy, wetting, nanocrystals, indium, Winterbottom analysis, atomic-force microscopic.
Aref`eva, L.P. Wetting and anisotropy of interfacial energy on the contact boundary of indium nanocryctals and orientied substrate / L.P. Aref`eva, I.G. Shebzukhova // Physical and chemical aspects of the study of clusters, nanostructures and nanomaterials: Interuniversity collection of proceedings / Ed. by V.M. Samsonov, N.Yu. Sdobnyakov. – Tver: TSU, 2018. – I. 10. – P. 27-34.
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