Dynamics of the stratification process in drying colloidal dispersions studied by terahertz time-domain spectroscopy

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Abstract

We present an optical study that reveals the bulk dynamics of the stratification process in drying colloidal dispersions. Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy has been used to measure in situ solventborne and waterborne paint layers as a function of drying time. The dynamic behavior of the dry top layer and wet bottom layer thickness, as well as the bulk thickness, reflect the principal processes of the established drying mechanism. In addition, the results demonstrate stratification only when the drying process is in the evaporation controlled regime, whereas the coating is shown to remain a single layer for diffusion controlled drying.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12748-12754
Number of pages7
JournalLangmuir
Volume30
Issue number43
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes

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