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1998

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Measurement Of Thin Liquid Film Drainage Using A Novel High-Speed Impedance Analyzer, K. O. Hool, R. C. Saunders, Harry J. Ploehn Jan 1998

Measurement Of Thin Liquid Film Drainage Using A Novel High-Speed Impedance Analyzer, K. O. Hool, R. C. Saunders, Harry J. Ploehn

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This work describes the design and implementation of a new instrument, called the thin film impedance analyzer, which measures the rate of drainage of thin oil films. The instrument forms an oil film by elevating a planar oil–water interface into a water drop hanging from a stainless steel capillary tube immersed in the oil. The instrument measures the magnitude of the impedance of the matter between the capillary tube and a screen electrode immersed in the lower water phase. Under appropriate conditions, the capacitance of the oil film dominates the impedance. The instrument records the increase in the magnitude ...