An analytical model for the wettability switching characteristic of a nanostructured thermoresponsive surface
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Appl. Phys. Lett.
contact angle; drops; hydrophilicity; hydrophobicity; nanoparticles; polymers; silicon compounds; surface energy; surface structure; wetting; Physics, Applied
The applications of thermoresponsive surfaces require the development of a rigorous mathematical treatment for these surfaces to understand and improve their behavior. We propose an analytical model to describe the transfer characteristics (variation in contact angle versus temperature) of a unique nanostructured thermosensitive surface, consisting of silica nanoparticles and a hydrophilic/hydrophobic thermoresponsive polymer, poly(N-isopropylacrylamide). Three different thermo-sensitive platforms were fabricated and the contact angle change of a water droplet on the surface with varying surface temperature was analytically modeled.
Applied Physics Letters
"An analytical model for the wettability switching characteristic of a nanostructured thermoresponsive surface" (2009). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 1828.