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Three dimensional aspects of droplet coalescence during dropwise condensation on superhydrophobic surfaces

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Abstract

We report formation of nano-to-microscale satellite droplets in the geometrical shadow of high contact angle primary drops during dropwise water condensation on a nanostructured superhydrophobic surface (SHS). The primary drops contribute to the heat transfer process by sweeping up satellite droplets without covering their nucleation site and thus allow for rapid condensation of multiple droplets from the same site.

Graphical abstract: Three dimensional aspects of droplet coalescence during dropwise condensation on superhydrophobic surfaces

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The article was received on 29 Jun 2011, accepted on 05 Aug 2011 and first published on 24 Aug 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1SM06219K
Citation: Soft Matter, 2011,7, 8749-8752
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    Three dimensional aspects of droplet coalescence during dropwise condensation on superhydrophobic surfaces

    K. Rykaczewski, J. H. J. Scott, S. Rajauria, J. Chinn, A. M. Chinn and W. Jones, Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 8749
    DOI: 10.1039/C1SM06219K

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