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The lateral motion of a droplet after its impact on groove-patterned superhydrophobic surfaces is numerically studied in the present work. Different from previous studies, the wettability gradient is not required to produce lateral motions. Instead, a substrate with two halves decorated with same Cassie area fractions but different length ratios is used and four different motions can be observed by varying the impact velocity. The asymmetrical penetration into the grooves of the substrate is found to be the main reason for triggering the different motions. The penetrated liquid could bring upward momentum to lift the droplet from one side of the substrate, or it could block the retracting contact line from one side. As a result, different oblique motion components are generated and added to the vertical rebound motion, finally leading to the different lateral motions. Our simulation findings provide a fresh idea for the control of droplet motion by coating the solid surfaces.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Jun 2019|
- Droplet impact
- Groove-patterned surfaces
- Many-body dissipative particle dynamics
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Wang, H., Zhang, X., Duke, M. C., Hill, M., Leslie, G. L., Diniz da Costa, J. C., Gray, S. R., Nghiem, L., Millar, G., Kong, L., Liu, S., Shon, H. K., Le-Clech, P., Zhang, L., Hoadley, A., Smart, S., Dumee, L., Thornton, A. W., Ozcakmak, B., Bury, P., Stephen, G., Fane, A., Elimelech, M., Pan, B., Tao, S., Horton, A., Wu, X., Forbes, M., Hu, J., Song, H., Dixon, I., Holt, S., He, L., Williams, C., Hou, H., Shen, W., Wang, J., Gao, L., Davis, P., Pham, H., Muthukumarn, S., Bustamante, H. & Thang, S. H.
Barwon Region Water Corporation (trading as Barwon Water) (Victoria) , South East Water Corporation (trading as South East Water Ltd (SEWL) (Victoria), Tasmanian Water and Sewerage Corporation Pty Ltd, Advanced Fuel Innovation Pty Ltd, CSL Behring (Australia), Yale University, 2D Water Pty Ltd, Activated Water Technologies Pty Ltd, Akvotek Pty Ltd, Bioactive Materials Pty Ltd, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) , Arrow Bowen Pipeline Pty Ltd (trading as Arrow Energy), Baosteel Group Corporation, Ironwood Clean Energy Technologies Pty Limited (trading as: Carbon Technologies Australia), Shenzhen Innova Nanobody Company, Shanghai Boiler Works Co Limited, Shijiazhuang Chang’an Yucai Building Materials Ltd. Company, Zeolite Australia Pty Limited, University of Technology (UTS) Sydney
15/12/17 → 15/12/23