Slippy and sticky microtextured solids

  title={Slippy and sticky microtextured solids},
  author={David Qu{\'e}r{\'e} and Aur{\'e}lie Lafuma and Jos{\'e} Bico},
The aim of this paper is to describe the possibility of achieving super-hydrophobic materials by tailoring their surface topography. Water droplets easily slip or roll down on such surfaces. However, it is found that microtextures on a solid can generate sticky surfaces as well, and the conditions for avoiding such an effect are discussed. 1. Adhesive properties of drops When a drop is deposited onto a solid surface, it develops a contact with the solid. The expansion of this contact can be… CONTINUE READING


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