Super-hydrophobic and super-wetting surfaces: analytical potential?

McHale, G, Shirtcliffe, NJ and Newton, MI ORCID: 0000-0003-4231-1002, 2004. Super-hydrophobic and super-wetting surfaces: analytical potential? Analyst, 129 (4), pp. 284-287. ISSN 0003-2654

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Roughening or texturing surfaces provides super-liquid repellent or film forming properties without alteration of the surface chemistry. These surfaces are easy to produce, can amplify wetting properties and can be either "sticky" or "slippy" to liquids. Their use as water-repellent coatings is established, but their potential for use in microfluidics and sensor applications remains largely unfulfilled. This article explains several key ideas and suggests why there may be potential for analytical applications.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Analyst
Creators: McHale, G., Shirtcliffe, N.J. and Newton, M.I.
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Place of Publication: Cambridge
Date: 2004
Volume: 129
Number: 4
ISSN: 0003-2654
Rights: Copyright © 2004 Royal Society of Chemistry
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:09
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:20

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