Bioinspired super-wettability from fundamental research to practical applications

Liping Wen, Ye Tian, Lei Jiang

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Engineered wettability is a traditional, yet key issue in surface science and attracts tremendous interest in solving large-scale practical problems. Recently, different super-wettability systems have been discovered in both nature and experiments. In this Review we present three types of super-wettability, including the three-dimensional, two-dimensional, and one-dimensional material surfaces. By combining different super-wettabilities, novel interfacial functional systems could be generated and integrated into devices for use in tackling current and the future problems including resources, energy, environment, and health.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3387-3399
Number of pages13
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Bio-inspired materials
  • Interfaces
  • Surface chemistry
  • Wettability

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