Exploring the Role of Adsorption and Surface State on the Hydrophobicity of Rare Earth Oxides.

@article{Lundy2017ExploringTR,
  title={Exploring the Role of Adsorption and Surface State on the Hydrophobicity of Rare Earth Oxides.},
  author={Ross Lundy and Conor Byrne and Justin Bogan and K. P. Nolan and Maurice N. Collins and Eric E. Dalton and Ryan Enright},
  journal={ACS applied materials & interfaces},
  year={2017},
  volume={9 15},
  pages={
          13751-13760
        }
}
Rare earth oxides (REOs) are attracting attention for use as cost-effective, high-performance dropwise condensers because of their favorable thermal properties and robust nature. However, to engineer a suitable surface for industrial applications, the mechanism governing wetting must be first fully elucidated. Recent studies exploring the water-wetting state of REOs have suggested that these oxides are intrinsically hydrophobic owing to the unique electronic structure of the lanthanide series… CONTINUE READING