Special Issue "Wetting of Nanostructured Materials"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Rafael J. Taboryski

Department of Nanotechnology, Technical University of Denmark, ├śrsteds Plads, Bygning 345C, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
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Interests: micro and nanofabrication techniques of polymers; Si and glass; microfluidics; electrophysiology; surface wetting phenomena; electrochemical biosensors; sensitive electrical measurement techniques

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Controlling the wetting properties of solid surfaces is important in many aspects of engineering solutions for healthcare, water harvesting, energy conversion, and industrial painting, just to mention some key applications. As scientists, we can contribute by providing a deeper understanding of the wetting phenomena and demonstrate the solutions. For inspiration, we can look at the solutions already developed by nature through millions of years of evolution. Many of those biomimetic designs comprise surface textures on the nano-scale. How do we engineer solid surfaces by nanostructures and surface chemistry to enable properties such as self-cleaning, omni-phobicity, anti-icing, anti-fogging, drag reduction, anti-fouling, and lubrication to address the societal needs, and why does it work? We would very much like to consider your proposed answer in the form of a scientific paper to these questions in this Special Issue of Nanomaterials.

Dr. Rafael J. Taboryski
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • self-cleaning
  • anti-fogging
  • anti-icing
  • drag-reduction
  • lubrication
  • anti-fouling
  • oleophobic
  • omni-phobic
  • super-wetting
  • hemiwicking

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Open AccessArticle Wetting Behaviors of a Nano-Droplet on a Rough Solid Substrate under Perpendicular Electric Field
Nanomaterials 2018, 8(5), 340; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano8050340
Received: 27 April 2018 / Revised: 14 May 2018 / Accepted: 15 May 2018 / Published: 17 May 2018
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Abstract
Molecular dynamic simulations were adopted to study the wetting properties of nanoscale droplets on rough silicon solid substrate subject to perpendicular electric fields. The effect of roughness factor and electric field strength on the static and dynamic wetting behaviors of a nano-droplet on
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Molecular dynamic simulations were adopted to study the wetting properties of nanoscale droplets on rough silicon solid substrate subject to perpendicular electric fields. The effect of roughness factor and electric field strength on the static and dynamic wetting behaviors of a nano-droplet on a solid surface was investigated at the molecular level. Results show that the static contact angle tends to decrease slightly and show small difference with the increase of roughness factor, while it shows an obvious increase for the ramp-shaped surface because the appearing bottom space reduces the wettability of solid surface. Additionally, under the electric field, a nano-droplet was elongated in the field direction and the equilibrium contact angle increases with the increase of electric field strength. The nano-droplet was completely stretched to be column-shaped at a threshold value of the field. Besides, accompanied by the shape variation of water droplets, the molecular dipole orientations of water molecules experience a remarkable change from a random disordered distribution to an ordered profile because of the realignment of water molecules induced by electric fields. Full article
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