Micropatterns: Emerging Applications of Superhydrophilic-Superhydrophobic Micropatterns (Adv. Mater. 9/2013)

Authors

  • Erica Ueda,

    1. Institute of Toxicology and Genetics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Postfach 3640, 76021 Karlsruhe, Germany
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  • Pavel A. Levkin

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute of Toxicology and Genetics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Postfach 3640, 76021 Karlsruhe, Germany
    2. Department of Applied Physical Chemistry, Heidelberg University, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    • Institute of Toxicology and Genetics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Postfach 3640, 76021 Karlsruhe, Germany.
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Abstract

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Combining the two extreme states of superhydrophilicity and superhydrophobicity on the same surface in precise two-dimensional patterns opens exciting new functionalities in a wide variety of applications. In the Progress Report on page 1234, Pavel A. Levkin and Erica Ueda highlight several emerging applications of these patterned substrates. The back cover image shows a water droplet on a feather and microdroplets confined in superhydrophilic squares separated by narrow superhydrophobic barriers.

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