La Houille Blanche
Number 4, Août 2003
|Page(s)||21 - 24|
|Published online||01 July 2009|
Modulation du mouillage par des microtextures
Controlled wetting by surface patterning
Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée, UMR 7125 du CNRS, Collège de France, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA 02139, USA
We summarize different works devoted to the behaviour of liquids on microtextured solid surfaces. We show in particular how the textures can be used for tuning the wettability of a solid, and discuss the sticking of drops on such surfaces.
© Société Hydrotechnique de France, 2003
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