Reversible switching of water-droplet adhesion on solid surfaces is of great significance for smart devices, such as microfluidics. In this work, we designed a foolproof method for fast and reversible magnet-controlled switching of water-droplet adhesion surfaces by doping iron powders in soft poly(dimethylsiloxane). The water adhesion is adjusted by magnetic field-induced structure changes, avoiding complex chemical or physical surface design. The regulation process is so convenient that only tens of milliseconds are needed. The on-site responsive mechanism extends its use to unusual curved surfaces. Moreover, the excellent reversibility and stability make the film an ideal candidate for real-time applications.
- adhesion switching
- magnetic gradients