Surface tension of liquid marbles

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Effective surface tension of liquid marbles was measured by three independent experimental techniques: vibration, shape analysis, and maximal marble height. Marbles obtained with various powders: polyvinylidene fluoride, polytetrafluoroethylene, polyethylene, and lycopodium, were studied. The effective surface tension depends strongly on the kind of powder coating the marble. The capillary interaction between particles coating the marble was involved for qualitative interpretation of the reported data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-82
Number of pages5
JournalColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 5 Nov 2009


  • Capillary interaction
  • Hydrophobic particles
  • Liquid marbles
  • Non-stick surfaces
  • Surface tension


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