Team develops innovative, ideal liquid-repellent surfaces

On liquid-repellent surfaces, liquid droplets bounce away instead of being stuck. These surfaces are important in many fields, such as water-repellent clothes and anti-fouling kitchenware. Used as drag-reduction coatings for water vehicles, these surfaces can even help with speeding up cargo ships and military equipment so as to save energy. The dream of research and development on liquid-repellents is a structure that has robust liquid repellency, strong mechanical stability, and is inexpensive to produce on a commercial scale. However, the functional outcomes of existing liquid-repellent surfaces have not been satisfactory, because of inadequacies of conventional structural design and fabrication approaches in engineering microstructures and properties of such surfaces.

Team develops innovative, ideal liquid-repellent surfaces

On liquid-repellent surfaces, liquid droplets bounce away instead of being stuck. These surfaces are important in many fields, such as water-repellent clothes and anti-fouling kitchenware. Used ...

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Phys.org

Innovative, ideal liquid-repellent surfaces developed by scientists

Scientists have developed a robust liquid-repellent structure and the fabrication of porous surfaces by an innovative microfluidic-droplet-based technique. Materials such as textiles, metals, ...

Tue 14 Nov 17 from ScienceDaily

Innovative and ideal liquid-repellent surfaces developed by HKU scientists

Professor Wang Liqiu at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, HKU Faculty of Engineering, developed a robust liquid-repellent structure and the fabrication of porous surfaces by an innovative ...

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Eurekalert

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