Combining nanotextured surfaces with the Leidenfrost effect for extreme water repellency

Posted by on May 17, 2016 4:05 pm
Categories: Science

Combining superhydrophobic surfaces with Leidenfrost levitation — picture a water droplet hovering over a hot surface rather than making physical contact with it — has been explored extensively for the past decade by researchers hoping to uncover the holy grail of water-repellent surfaces. In a new twist, researchers report an anomalous water droplet-bouncing phenomenon generated by Leidenfrost levitation on nanotextured surfaces.

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