Condensation mode determines the freezing of condensed water on solid surfaces

Qiaolan Zhang, Min He, Xiping Zeng, Kaiyong Li, Dapeng Cui, Jing Chen, Jianjun Wang, Yanlin Song, Lei Jiang

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A series of surfaces with the similar morphology but different surface free energy were fabricated to achieve surfaces with distinct condensation modes. It was found that the freezing of condensed water formed via filmwise condensation occurred much more quickly and at a higher temperature than that of condensed water formed via dropwise condensation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8285-8288
Number of pages4
JournalSoft Matter
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - 28 Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes

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