April 8, 2013
Adaptive Material Demonstration
As demonstrated in these videos, sitting at rest, the adaptive and multifunctional material is smooth, clear and flat; droplets of water or oil on its omniphobic surface flow freely down its surface. Stretching or bending it makes the fluid surface rougher. The rough surface is opaque, and also confers the ability to precisely control the movement of water or oil droplets.
Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University and Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS)