Water has an unusual property when it flows closely to some specially designed surfaces—its speed isn't equal to zero, even in the layer that directly touches the wall. This means that liquid doesn't adhere to the surface, ...
In their perspective article in the journal Science, researchers from Aalto University call for consistent and standardized testing of superhydrophobic, i.e. extremely water-repellent, materials.
(Phys.org) —A pair of researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has created the first surface texture that can repel all liquids, no matter what material the surface is made of.
Those who study hydrophobic materials—water-shedding surfaces such as those found in nature and created in the laboratory—are familiar with a theoretical limit on the time it takes for a water droplet to bounce away from ...
Scientists at Aalto University have measured the low but non-zero friction of droplets moving on slippery water-repellent surfaces.
Clinging to crevices, E. coli thrive: Study reveals role of flagellum in helping biofilms colonize rough surfaces
New research from Harvard University helps to explain how waterborne bacteria can colonize rough surfaces—even those that have been designed to resist water.
According to a recent study, there is a new mechanism of drug release using 3D superhydrophobic materials that utilizes air as a removable barrier to control the rate at which drug is released.