Z.H.W. and Y.M.L. contributed equally to this work.
Bio-Inspired Evaporation Through Plasmonic Film of Nanoparticles at the Air–Water Interface
Article first published online: 12 MAY 2014
© 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 10, Issue 16, pages 3234–3239, August 27, 2014
How to Cite
Wang, Z., Liu, Y., Tao, P., Shen, Q., Yi, N., Zhang, F., Liu, Q., Song, C., Zhang, D., Shang, W. and Deng, T. (2014), Bio-Inspired Evaporation Through Plasmonic Film of Nanoparticles at the Air–Water Interface. Small, 10: 3234–3239. doi: 10.1002/smll.201401071
- Issue published online: 21 AUG 2014
- Article first published online: 12 MAY 2014
- Manuscript Received: 18 APR 2014
- Natural Science Foundation of China. Grant Number: 91333115
- Natural Science Foundation of Shanghai. Grant Number: 13ZR1421500
- plasmonic heating;
Plasmonic gold nanoparticles self-assembled at the air–water interface to produce an evaporative surface with local control inspired by skins and plant leaves. Fast and efficient evaporation is realized due to the instant and localized plasmonic heating at the evaporative surface. The bio-inspired evaporation process provides an alternative promising approach for evaporation, and has potential applications in sterilization, distillation, and heat transfer.