Coalescence-induced droplet jumping

Liu, Chuntian and Zhao, Meirong and Zheng, Yelong and Cheng, Luya and Zhang, Jiale and Tee, Clarence Augustine T. H. (2021) Coalescence-induced droplet jumping. Langmuir, 37 (3). pp. 983-1000. ISSN 0743-7463, DOI

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When two or more droplets coalesce on a superhydrophobic surface, the merged droplet can jump spontaneously from the surface without requiring any external energy. This phenomenon is defined as coalescence-induced droplet jumping and has received significant attention due to its potential applications in a variety of self-cleaning, anti-icing, antifrosting and condensation heat-transfer enhancement uses. This article reviews the research and applications of coalescence-induced droplet jumping behavior in recent years, including the influence of droplet parameters on coalescence-induced droplet jumping, such as the droplet size, number, and initial velocity, to name a few. The main structure types and influence mechanism of the superhydrophobic substrates for coalescence-induced droplet jumping are described, and the potential application areas of coalescence-induced droplet jumping are summarized and forecasted.

Item Type: Article
Funders: National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (51805367) (52075384), Natural Science Foundation of Tianjin (18JCQNJC04800) (17JCYBJC19000) (18JCZDJC31800)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Droplets coalesce; Superhydrophobic surface; Potential applications
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2022 04:05
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2022 04:05

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