Efficient and Anisotropic Fog Harvesting on a Hybrid and Directional Surface

J. Wu, L. Zhang, Y. Wang, P. Wang,
Advanced Materials Interfaces, volume 4, issue 2, (2017)

Efficient and Anisotropic Fog Harvesting on a Hybrid and Directional Surface

Keywords

Anisotropic, Fog, Superhydrophilic, Superhydrophobic, Wettability

Abstract

A straight throughout superhydrophilic track that contains high contrast and directional wettability on a superhydrophobic surface is designed. Despite droplets that tend to slide more easily along a direction parallel to the track, it is found that such hybrid strip-pattern surfaces have higher fog harvesting efficiencyuperhydrophilic track that contains high contrast and directional wettability on a superhydrophobic surface is designed. Despite droplets that tend to slide more easily along a direction parallel to the track, it is found that such hybrid strip-pattern surfaces have higher fog harvesting efficiency along a direction perpendicular to the tracks due to the larger accumulation area for droplet removal.

Code

DOI: 10.1002/admi.201600801

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