Soft electrowetting.

  title={Soft electrowetting.},
  author={Ranabir Dey and Mathijs van Gorcum and Frieder Mugele and J. H. Snoeijer},
  journal={Soft matter},
  • Ranabir Dey, Mathijs van Gorcum, +1 author J. H. Snoeijer
  • Published in Soft matter 2019
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Electrowetting is a commonly used tool to manipulate sessile drops on hydrophobic surfaces. By applying an external voltage over a liquid and a dielectric-coated surface, one achieves a reduction of the macroscopic contact angles for increasing voltage. The electrostatic forces all play out near the contact line, on a scale of the order of the thickness of the solid dielectric layer. Here we explore the case where the dielectric is a soft elastic layer, which deforms elastically under the… CONTINUE READING

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    Heikenfeld, Electrowetting: Fundamental Principles and Practical Applications

    • J. F. Mugele
    • 2018