The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 141, Issue 1, pp 101–105 | Cite as

Rheology of liquids in nanopores: A study on the capillary rise of water, n-Hexadecane and n-Tetracosane in mesoporous silica

  • P. Huber
  • S. Grüner
  • C. Schäfer
  • K. Knorr
  • A. V. Kityk

Abstract.

We present measurements on the capillary rise of water and two linear alkanes (n-C16H34, n-C24H50) in nanopores of monolithic Vycor glass (mean pore radius 5 nm). Measurements of the mass uptake as a function of time, m(t), are in good agreement with the Lucas–Washburn \(\sqrt{t}\) –prediction typical of imbibition of liquids into porous hosts. The relative capillary rise velocities of the liquids investigated scale as expected from the bulk fluid parameters.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Huber
    • 1
  • S. Grüner
    • 1
  • C. Schäfer
    • 1
  • K. Knorr
    • 1
  • A. V. Kityk
    • 2
  1. 1.Technische Physik, Universität des SaarlandesSaarbrückenGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Computer Science, Technical University of CzestochowaCzestochowaPoland

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