New mechanism moving droplets at record-high speed and long distance without extra power

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Transporting droplets on solid surfaces at high speed and long distance, even against gravity, without additional force has been a formidable task. But a research team comprising scientists from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and three other universities and research institutes has recently devised a novel mechanism to transport droplets at record-high velocity and distance without extra energy input, and droplets can be moved upward along a vertical surface, which has never been achieved before. The new strategy to control droplet motion can open up new potential in applications in microfluidic devices, bio-analytical devices and beyond.
Period22 Jul 2019

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TitleNew mechanism moving droplets at record-high speed and long distance without extra power
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Media name/outletCity University of Hong Kong - Research Stories
PlaceHong Kong
Media typeWeb
Date22/07/19
Linkhttps://www.cityu.edu.hk/research/stories/2019/07/22/new-mechanism-moving-droplets-record-high-speed-and-long-distance-without-extra-power