Directional drop transport achieved on high-temperature anisotropic wetting surfaces

Chengcheng Liu, Jie Ju, Jie Ma, Yongmei Zheng, Lei Jiang

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The surfaces of ambient-temperature superhydrophilic tilting silicon nanowires (TSNWs) exhibit an anisotropic wetting performance at high temperature and a deposited drop moves directionally on this surface. A vapor film forming beneath the drop after spreading reduces the surface friction and the heat transfer efficiency between the drop and the surface, so the drop moves with a constant speed and little mass loss.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6086-6091
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes

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