Purity of the sacred lotus, or escape from contamination in biological surfaces

@article{Barthlott1997PurityOT,
  title={Purity of the sacred lotus, or escape from contamination in biological surfaces},
  author={W. Barthlott and C. Neinhuis},
  journal={Planta},
  year={1997},
  volume={202},
  pages={1-8}
}
Abstract. [...] Key Result In the case of water-repellent leaves, the particles were removed completely by water droplets that rolled off the surfaces independent of their chemical nature or size. The leaves of N. nucifera afford an impressive demonstration of this effect, which is, therefore, called the “Lotus-Effect” and which may be of great biological and technological importance.Expand
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