Thermodynamic Analysis of Nanobubbles on Hydrophobic Surface

  • S. I. KoshoridzeEmail author
  • Yu. K. Levin

The paper presents a thermodynamic analysis of the formation of an equilibrium nanobubble at a smooth, hydrophobic solid/water interface. The analysis utilizes the Kelvin equation and the electrostatic energy of the bubble/water electric double layer. The presence of the minimum Gibbs energy indicates to a possibility of self-induced generation of nanobubbles, their equilibrium and long-term stability.


surface nanobubble electric double layer Gibbs energy Kelvin equation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Applied Mechanics RASMoscowRussia

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