Hierarchically structured porous aluminum surfaces for high-efficient removal of condensed water

Min He, Xin Zhou, Xiping Zeng, Dapeng Cui, Qiaolan Zhang, Jing Chen, Huiling Li, Jianjun Wang, Zexian Cao, Yanlin Song, Lei Jiang

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Abstract

Hierarchically structured porous aluminum surfaces for the high efficient removal of condensed water microdroplets are prepared via simply immersing aluminum sheets in hot water followed by modification with a low surface energy chemical. A correlation between the work of adhesion with the self-removal of condensed water microdroplets is established.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6680-6683
Number of pages4
JournalSoft Matter
Volume8
Issue number25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes

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