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Interfacial tension and critical wetting phenomena of the binary liquid mixture cyclohexane-acetonitrile near the critical solution temperature

Guha, S and Vani, VC and Jayalaxmi, Y and Kumar, A and Gopal, Ravi B and Gopal, ESR (1987) Interfacial tension and critical wetting phenomena of the binary liquid mixture cyclohexane-acetonitrile near the critical solution temperature. In: Journal of Solution Chemistry, 16 (8). pp. 691-697.

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Abstract

The determination of the capillary parameter for the partially miscible binay liquid system acetonitrile + cyclohexane has been reported. The system has closely matched densities and the data points are affected by gravity only when the fractional change of the temperature from the critical temperature is about $10^6$. The system also exhibits very interesting wetting properties. The interfacial tension has been fitted to a power law $\sigma = 0.061 (Tc-T)^{1.26}$. The effect of doping with water and the instability of the wetting layer, which crucially depends on the interfacial tension, are studied.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright belongs to Springer
Keywords: Binary liquid;interfacial tension;critical exponent;critical point wetting;Rayleigh-Taylor instability
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:43
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/13251

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