Direct Method of Tracing the Wetting States on Nanocomposite Surfaces Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Identifying the two distinctive wetting states on a nanostructured surface remains an open challenge. We report here a direct method of tracing the Wenzel and Cassie states by using Ag nanoparticles as tracing agents. The method provides an answer to the long-standing question of whether there is a transition from the Wenzel to Cassie state in the sliding angle drop on superhydrophobic nanocomposite thin films containing multiwalled carbon nanotubes.

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publication date

  • June 2010