Special adhesion of natural honeycomb walls and their application

Tianqi Guo, Muchen Li, Liping Heng, Lei Jiang

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In this paper, we investigated the wettability and adhesive behavior of the natural honeycomb wall for water and honey droplets. The cell walls have hydrophobic and highly adhesive properties for both water and honey in air. This highly adhesive cell wall was used as a "mechanical hand" to transfer micro-droplets. These findings will help us to comprehensively understand the surface properties of honeycomb walls, and will provide a novel strategy for achieving functional biomimetics based on honeycombs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6242-6247
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes

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