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Water, electricity, and between… On electrowetting and its applications

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Imagine a drop of water lying on a surface, pulled into a ball by surface tension. With electricity it is possible to change the shape of the drop and cause it to flatten out. This is electrowetting, a physical phenomenon which has aroused great interest in recent years as it has found new applications. Here we will describe the phenomenon and two of its applications: variable-focus liquid lenses and paper-thin, video-rate, reflective color displays.

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The article was received on 01 Oct 2007, accepted on 29 Oct 2007 and first published on 14 Nov 2007


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/B714994H
Citation: Soft Matter, 2008,4, 38-45
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    Water, electricity, and between… On electrowetting and its applications

    R. Shamai, D. Andelman, B. Berge and R. Hayes, Soft Matter, 2008, 4, 38
    DOI: 10.1039/B714994H

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