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Linear Stepper Actuation Driving Drop Resonance and Modifying Hysteresis.
Langmuir ; 32(33): 8550-6, 2016 08 23.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27479030
ABSTRACT
In this work, 2 µL water drops are placed on substrates that are created to have a circular hydrophilic region bounded by superhydrophobicity so that they exhibit high contact angles. When the substrate is translated by a linear stepper actuator, the random force components present in the actuator are shown to cause the drop to rock resonantly. When the substrate is translated downward at inclination angles of up to 6° with respect to the horizontal, the contact angle hysteresis increases progressively to a limiting condition. When the substrate is moved up at inclined angles, alternatively, the contact angle hysteresis increases initially to the limiting condition before it is progressively restored to its static state. These behaviors are accounted for by the reversible micro-Cassie to Wenzel wetting state transformations that are made possible by the hierarchical microscale and nanoscale structures present in the superhydrophobic regions.

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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Idioma: Inglês Revista: Langmuir Assunto da revista: Química Ano de publicação: 2016 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: Austrália