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    • Keywords


      Hydrophobic interaction; hydrophobic force; cavitation; surfactant monolayers; force measurements; hydration force

    • Abstract


      The aim of this paper is to review our current level of knowledge of the interaction between hydrophobic surfaces immersed in water. The strong attractive forces observed between such surfaces have generally been referred to as “the hydrophobic interaction”. Although the precise origin of this force has not yet been determined, we will examine recent experimental studies and relate them to other phenomena like cavity formation and repulsive hydration forces.

    • Author Affiliations


      Hugo K Christenson1 Per M Claesson1 2 Richard M Pashley3

      1. Department of Applied Mathematics, Research School of Physical Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT - 2600, Australia
      2. Department of Physical Chemistry, The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm - S-100 44, Sweden
      3. Department of Chemistry, The Faculties, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT - 2600, Australia
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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