Manipulating oil droplets by superamphiphobic nozzle

Lei Wu, Zhichao Dong, Ning Li, Fengyu Li, Lei Jiang, Yanlin Song

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Abstract

A superamphiphobic nozzle is prepared to manipulate tiny oil droplet. This nozzle can manipulate tiny oil droplets of varied volumes with high accuracy and reduced liquid retention due to the superantiwetting property. Accordingly, various inks with low surface tension can be printed at picoliter scale, and high-resolution 3D structures are achieved, which will be of significance for the development of liquid transportation and ink-jet printing devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4837-4843
Number of pages7
JournalSmall
Volume11
Issue number37
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • hierarchical structures
  • nozzles
  • oil droplets
  • superamphiphobic
  • superoleophobic
  • tiny droplets

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