Tiny ridges in material make big difference in repelling liquids

11/21/2013 | Nature (free content)

By adding minute ridges 0.1 millimeter high to a water-resistant material, a team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has demonstrated that liquids can be repelled even faster than previously thought possible. The ridges caused liquid to splash away asymmetrically, producing a 37% faster recoil than the same material without ridges.

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