Latest Lotus effect Stories
When water strikes a surface, sometimes it spreads evenly while other times it beads into tiny droplets. Studying this behavior can lead to improvements in many applications.
The wetting model is a classical problem in surface science and biomimetic science.
Inspired by the water-repellent properties of the lotus leaf, a group of scientists in China has discovered a way to impart a fog-free, self-cleaning finish to glass and other transparent materials.
For many years, scientists have been pursuing ways to mimic the perplexing capability of the lotus leaf to repel water.
Bio-inspired coating resists liquids and could lead to a broad range of advances in fuel transport, anti-bacterial surfaces and more.
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