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Super-hydrophobic and super-wetting surfaces: Analytical potential?

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Roughening or texturing surfaces provides super-liquid repellent or film forming properties without alteration of the surface chemistry. These surfaces are easy to produce, can amplify wetting properties and can be either “sticky” or “slippy” to liquids. Their use as water-repellent coatings is established, but their potential for use in microfluidics and sensor applications remains largely unfulfilled. This article explains several key ideas and suggests why there may be potential for analytical applications.

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The article was received on 13 Jan 2004, accepted on 25 Feb 2004 and first published on 16 Mar 2004

Article type: Forum
DOI: 10.1039/B400567H
Citation: Analyst, 2004,129, 284-287
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    Super-hydrophobic and super-wetting surfaces: Analytical potential?

    G. McHale, N. J. Shirtcliffe and M. I. Newton, Analyst, 2004, 129, 284
    DOI: 10.1039/B400567H

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