Giant Slip at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces Using Hydrophobic Ball Bearings

Q Ehlinger and L Joly and O Pierre-Louis, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 110, 104504 (2013).

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.104504

Liquid-gas-liquid interfaces stabilized by hydrophobic beads behave as ball bearings under shear and exhibit a giant slip. Using a scaling analysis and molecular dynamics simulations we predict that, when the contact angle theta between the beads and the liquid is large, the slip length diverges as R rho(-1) (pi -theta)(-3) where R is the bead radius, and theta is the bead density. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.104504

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