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Strategies for Micropatterned, Nanopatterned, and Hierarchically Structured Lotus-like Surfaces

  • Bharat BhushanEmail author
Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 279)


It has been demonstrated experimentally that roughness changes contact angle (CA) in accordance with the Wenzel model or the Cassie-Baxter model, depending upon whether the surface is hydrophilic or hydrophobic (Bhushan and Jung 2011). Yost et al. (1995) found that roughness enhances wetting of a copper surface with Sn–Pb eutectic solder, which has a contact angle of 15°–20° for a smooth surface.


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