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Adhesive and repulsive properties of water droplet impact on honeycomb surfaces through breath figure method

Adhesive and repulsive properties of water droplet impact on honeycomb surfaces through breath figure method
Xuehong Ren, Zhiguang Li, Zuoliang Zhang, Que Kong
The honeycomb porous films of tadpole-shaped polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane fluorinated acrylates copolymers were fabricated through breath figure method. The static hydrophobic properties were studied through water contact angles (CAs) and the rim width/pore size (W/D) values. It was found that the low W/D value and high fluorine content generally indicated a high water CA. The properties such as morphology variations, energy conversion, contact diameter, adhesive, and repulsive forces were investigated on the porous and pincushion films. Furthermore, the kinetic energy of the droplet was converted into surface energy and internal energy dissipation after it impacted the surface. The residual energy made the droplet to recoil and influenced the bouncing height. The contact diameter and bouncing height characterized the energy level of the surface, and determined the surface energies of the copolymer/water/air system as well as the wettability. Finally, the adhesion and repulsion of water droplet on different surface at the times of establish contact, maximum contact diameter, and maximum bouncing height were compared. This work was helpful for us to further understand and control the adhesive force and the repulsive force on the porous and pincushion structure films. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2017, 134, 45476.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1002/app.45476

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