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Lyophilic Nonwettable Surface Based on an Oil/Water/Air/Solid Four-Phase System

Authors

  • Jun Gao,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
    2. Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100049, China
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    1. These authors contributed equally to this work.
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  • Xi Yao,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
    Current affiliation:
    1. These authors contributed equally to this work.
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  • Yong Zhao,

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Laboratory of Bio-Inspired Smart Interfacial, Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Environment, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
    • Key Laboratory of Bio-Inspired Smart Interfacial, Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Environment, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China.
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  • Lei Jiang

    Corresponding author
    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
    2. Key Laboratory of Bio-Inspired Smart Interfacial, Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Environment, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
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Abstract

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Lyophilic but not sticky! A lyophilic yet nonwettable surface seems self-contradictory, however, a nanostructured super-lyorepellent surface is used to reveal that a lyophilic nonwettable state is theoretically feasible in an oil/water/air/solid four-phase system. This finding may throw light on multiphase interface behavior.

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