Slippery and never wet

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Superhydrophobic surfaces let water droplets roll off with low friction and falling droplets rebound, leaving the surfaces completely dry. Such extremely water repellent surfaces are found in nature on lotus leaves, the legs of water striders and feather coatings of birds, and portray a beautiful example of ingenious biological design. They provide an exciting research avenue for physicists and materials scientists aspiring to understand and mimic nature.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-33
Number of pages4
JournalEurophysics News
Volume48
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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