Droplets on inclined rough surfaces

J. Hyväluoma, Antti Koponen, Pasi Raiskinmäki, J. Timonen

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    The behaviour of liquid droplets on inclined heterogeneous surfaces was simulated by the lattice-Boltzmann method using the Shan-Chen multiphase model. The effect of topography of the surface on the contact angle hysteresis was investigated. It is shown in particular, by using anisotropic rough surfaces, how surface topography and thereby the continuity of the three-phase contact line, affect this hysteresis. Our results clearly indicate that the superhydrophobicity of a surface cannot be judged by the contact angle alone.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)289-293
    JournalEuropean Physical Journal E: Soft Matter
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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