Efficient water collection on integrative bioinspired surfaces with star-shaped wettability patterns

Hao Bai, Lin Wang, Jie Ju, Ruize Sun, Yongmei Zheng, Lei Jiang

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Abstract

Inspired by the water‐collecting strategies of desert beetles and spider silk, a novel kind of surface with star‐shaped wettablity patterns has been developed. By combining both wettability and shape gradients, the as‐prepared surface has gained higher efficiency in water collection compared to circle‐shaped wettability patterns and uniformly superhydrophilic or superhydrophobic surfaces.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5025-5030
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume26
Issue number29
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes

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