Surface pressure-driven flow of a monolayer in a channel flow geometry is studied and exact representations for the monolayer and subphase velocity fields are given in terms of solutions involving dual integral equations. The monolayer velocity profiles are examined as a function of the viscosity contrast between the monolayer and the subphase and the effects of a finite depth sublayer are investigated also. The calculated velocity profiles may prove useful for determining the effective surface viscosity of monolayer films from comparable experimental measurements.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics