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Nanotechnology Innovation Center of Kansas State

Bruce Law

Bruce LawProfessor


PhD., Physics, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand




i) Colloidal particle adsorption and self-assembly at liquid surfaces
ii) Adsorption and wetting at surfaces
iii) Surface interactions

Major equipment

Atomic Force Microscope, ellipsometer, imaging ellipsometer


S.P. McBride and B.M. Law, "Influence of line tension on spherical colloidal particles at liquid-vapor surfaces", Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 196101 (2012).

H.S. Wi, S. Cingarapu, K.J. Klabunde and B.M. Law, "Nanoparticle adsorption at liquid-vapor surfaces: influence of nanoparticle thermodynamics, wettability and line tension", Langmuir 27, 9979 (2011).

R. Seemann, et al., "Wetting morphologies and their transitions in grooved substrate", J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 23, 184108 (2011).

S.P. McBride and B.M. Law, "Improved in-situ spring constant calibration for colloidal probe atomic force microscopy", Rev. Sci. Instrum. 81 113703 (2010).

E.J. Stalcup, R. Seemann, S. Herminghaus and B.M. Law, "Dissipation mechanisms in ionic liquids". J. Coll. Interf. Sci 338. 523 (2009).

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