MTL News Archives for 2010

Pushing droplets around

April 9, 2010

MIT researchers find a way to make drops on a surface move in just one direction, with possible applications ranging from biology to electronics


A symmetrical droplet (top) forms on a surface with straight nano-pillars, while on a surface with bent pillars (bottom) the droplet is asymmetrical, extending out only to the right. Inset images are micrographs of the surface structure. Images: Kuang-Han Chu, Rong Xiao and Evelyn N. Wang

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