An experimental study has been presented to validate the applicability of Wenzel and Cassie-Baxter theories for wetting of textured surfaces placed under-water. Silicon based micro-patterned substrates are fabricated and careful experimental investigation has been performed to study the wetting signature of oil drops on these substrates when placed under-water. On analysis of relevant experimental data (macroscopic advancing, equilibrium and receding contact angles), it has been found that they are inconsistent with the Wenzel and Cassie-Baxter wetting theories.
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Underwater Wetting Behavior on Micro-Patterned Surfaces
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Mitra, S, Gunda, NSK, & Mitra, SK. "Underwater Wetting Behavior on Micro-Patterned Surfaces." Proceedings of the ASME 2016 14th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels collocated with the ASME 2016 Heat Transfer Summer Conference and the ASME 2016 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting. ASME 2016 14th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. Washington, DC, USA. July 10–14, 2016. V001T08A002. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICNMM2016-7941
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