An integrated simulation model provides a clearer picture of what happens when a water droplet comes in contact with a hydrophobic surface.
“In general, surfaces can be simplified as either hydrophobic or hydrophilic. The process of wetting, however, is much more complicated. The texture of the surface, for example, as well as its contact angle with an incoming droplet of water, are important factors to consider,” explained Shuai Chen, a Research Scientist at A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) and the first author on a study that describes an integrated model of wetting.
The A*STAR-affiliated researchers contributing to this research are from the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) and the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech).
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