Latest Wetting Stories
MIT team discovers way of making perfectly ordered and repeatable surfaces with patterns of microscale wrinkles.
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.
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.
A surprising discovery about biofilm may provide a new direction in antimicrobial research and bio-inspired liquid-repellent surfaces.
Could lead to design of water-shedding materials for applications in energy, medicine, and more.
What do spore-launching mushrooms have in common with highly water-repellant surfaces?
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.
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.
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.
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