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Latest Wetting Stories

2012-07-30 15:44:41

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.

2012-06-16 00:47:22

For many years, scientists have been pursuing ways to mimic the perplexing capability of the lotus leaf to repel water.

2011-02-09 13:12:40

Researchers from Northwestern University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have studied individual water droplets and discovered a miniature version of the "water hammer," an effect that produces the familiar radiator pipe clanging in older buildings.

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2011-01-08 11:24:23

A surprising discovery about biofilm may provide a new direction in antimicrobial research and bio-inspired liquid-repellent surfaces.

2010-02-26 07:36:37

Could lead to design of water-shedding materials for applications in energy, medicine, and more.

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2009-10-26 09:07:42

What do spore-launching mushrooms have in common with highly water-repellant surfaces?

2008-07-24 03:00:47

By Xu, Jing Liu, Xingbo; Bright, Mark A; Hemrick, James G; Sikka, Vinod; Barbero, Ever The reactive wetting behaviors of MSA2020, an Fe-based superalloy, and 316L stainless steel in contact with a molten Zn-Al alloy were investigated by the sessile drop method.

2007-12-18 06:00:00

By Hwang, Chin-yin Hse, Chung-yun; Shupe, Todd F Abstract This study examined the effects of a compatibilizer on the wettability of birch plywood and polyolefins. The compatabilizer was a low molecular weight emulsion type maleated polypropylene (MAPP), Epolene E-43.

2006-12-12 03:00:27

By Fok, Wing Y; Hild, Debra N; Petrick, Lauren M; Obendorf, S Kay Abstract Spin finishes, including lubricants, emulsifiers, antistatic agents, and wetting agents are used to facilitate the manufacturing and processing of textiles.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.