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Issue 9, 2015
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Special adhesion of natural honeycomb walls and their application

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In this paper, we investigated the wettability and adhesive behavior of the natural honeycomb wall for water and honey droplets. The cell walls have hydrophobic and highly adhesive properties for both water and honey in air. This highly adhesive cell wall was used as a “mechanical hand” to transfer micro-droplets. These findings will help us to comprehensively understand the surface properties of honeycomb walls, and will provide a novel strategy for achieving functional biomimetics based on honeycombs.

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Submitted
12 Oct 2014
Accepted
21 Jan 2015
First published
22 Jan 2015

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015,17, 6242-6247
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Special adhesion of natural honeycomb walls and their application

T. Guo, M. Li, L. Heng and L. Jiang, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, 6242
DOI: 10.1039/C4CP04615C

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