par Grosfils, Patrick
Référence Journal of physics. Condensed matter, 25, 18, 184006
Publication Publié, 2013-05
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Surface nanobubbles are nanoscale gaseous objects that form on hydrophobic surfaces in contact with water. Understanding nanobubble formation and stability remains challenging due to the lack of appropriate theoretical framework and adequate modelling. Here we present a non-equilibrium coarse-grained model for nanobubbles at hydrophobic surfaces. The model is based on a lattice-gas model that has been proposed to understand the hydrophobic effect to which dynamical properties are added. The results presented demonstrate the ability of the model to reproduce the basic features of stable surface nanobubbles, which, thereby, supports the dynamical origin of these objects. © 2013 IOP Publishing Ltd.