Hierarchical Surface Architecture of Plants as an Inspiration for Biomimetic Fog Collectors.

@article{Azad2015HierarchicalSA,
  title={Hierarchical Surface Architecture of Plants as an Inspiration for Biomimetic Fog Collectors.},
  author={M A K Azad and W Barthlott and Kerstin Koch},
  journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids},
  year={2015},
  volume={31 48},
  pages={13172-9}
}
Fog collectors can enable us to alleviate the water crisis in certain arid regions of the world. A continuous fog-collection cycle consisting of a persistent capture of fog droplets and their fast transport to the target is a prerequisite for developing an efficient fog collector. In regard to this topic, a biological superior design has been found in the hierarchical surface architecture of barley (Hordeum vulgare) awns. We demonstrate here the highly wettable (advancing contact angle 16° ± 2… CONTINUE READING
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