MTL News Archives for 2014

Droplets made to order

October 6, 2014

New method allows microdroplets of any shape to form on a surface.


Shapes of water droplets (dark areas) on a textured surface (smaller dots) are determined in a predictable way by the spacing and angles between rows of nanoscale pillars or columns on the surface, the researchers found. Top row (left to right): regular hexagon (green) and square (red). Bottom row (left to right): dodecagon (blue), octagon (orange), rectangle (teal), and hexagon (yellow). Images courtesy of Rishi Raj

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