Bioinspired Interfacial Materials with Enhanced Drop Mobility : From Fundamentals to Multifunctional Applications

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Author(s)

  • Chonglei Hao
  • Yahua Liu
  • Xuemei Chen
  • Mei Zhang
  • Zuankai Wang

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1825-1839
Journal / PublicationSmall
Volume12
Issue number14
Online published11 Feb 2016
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2016

Abstract

The development of bioinspired interfacial materials with enhanced drop mobility that mimic the innate functionalities of nature will have a significant impact on the energy, environment and global healthcare. Despite extensive progress, state of the art interfacial materials have not reached the level of maturity sufficient for industrial applications in terms of scalability, stability, and reliability. These are complicated by their operating environments and lack of facile approaches to control the local structural texture and chemical composition at multiple length scales. The recent advances in the fundamental understanding are reviewed, as well as practical applications of bioinspired interfacial materials, with an emphasis on the drop bouncing and coalescence-induced jumping behaviors. Perspectives on how to catalyze new discoveries and to foster technological adoption to move this exciting area forward are also suggested. © 2016 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

Research Area(s)

  • anti-icing, bioinspired materials, condensation, drop mobility, superhydrophobic

Citation Format(s)

Bioinspired Interfacial Materials with Enhanced Drop Mobility: From Fundamentals to Multifunctional Applications. / Hao, Chonglei; Liu, Yahua; Chen, Xuemei et al.
In: Small, Vol. 12, No. 14, 13.04.2016, p. 1825-1839.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review