Three critical interfaces in ink jet devices are briefly described and speculations about likely problems and the means of assessing these problems offered. The three interfaces include the nucleation volume; a polymer to metal interface and the interface derived from Stern layer adsorption. The impact of facilitated diffusion processes on the physiochemical properties of the interface is also discussed. Investigations of the interfaces by molecular level computational simulations are proposed.
Robert J. Miller, "A Physiochemical Description of Three Interfaces; Nucleation Volume, Polymer-Metal Adhesion and Stern Adsorption Layer" in Proc. IS&T Int'l Conf. on Digital Printing Technologies (NIP14), 1998, pp 89 - 91, https://doi.org/10.2352/ISSN.2169-4451.1998.14.1.art00021_1