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Title: Liquid mobility on superwettable surfaces for applications in energy and the environment
Authors: Zhang, Songnan
Huang, Jianying
Chen, Zhong
Yang, Shu
Lai, Yuekun
Keywords: Engineering::Materials
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Zhang, S., Huang, J., Chen, Z., Yang, S., & Lai, Y. (2019). Liquid mobility on superwettable surfaces for applications in energy and the environment. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 7(1), 38-63. doi:10.1039/c8ta09403a
Journal: Journal of Materials Chemistry A 
Abstract: Liquid mobility on super-wettable materials is of interest for enhanced heat transfer, self-cleaning, anti-fouling, anti-icing, water-harvesting, and oil–water separation. Here, we review different mechanisms related to liquid mobility on super-wettable materials, encompassing some classical wetting theories and liquid transport behaviors observed on biological surfaces with special textures. Then, the different categories of liquid behaviors on super-wettability materials are summarized, focusing on recent progress on vertical motion (droplet self-propelling and bouncing), horizontal transportation (transportation on one-dimensional (1D) and two-dimensional (2D) materials), and interfacial penetration (oil–water penetration and water penetration). Along these lines, we also review the latest applications in energy and the environment, followed by presenting the outlook and key challenges.
ISSN: 2050-7488
DOI: 10.1039/C8TA09403A
Schools: School of Materials Science and Engineering 
Rights: © 2019 The Royal Society of Chemistry. All rights reserved. This paper was published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A and is made available with permission of The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Fulltext Permission: open
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