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Effect of adhesion force on the height pesticide droplets bounce on impaction with cabbage leaf surfaces

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Abstract

The relationship between adhesion force and the height drops containing difenoconazole-loaded mesoporous silica nanoparticles (DF-MSNs)/Tween 80 bounce on cabbage leaf surfaces was investigated as a function of Tween 80 concentration. The adhesion force of a pesticide droplet on cabbage leaf surfaces was assessed using a high-sensitivity microelectromechanical balance system and the impact behavior was recorded with a high-speed camera. The height droplets bounced decreased with increasing adhesion force, with a negative correlation between the height of the bouncing drops and adhesion force. Although droplets containing ≥0.06% Tween 80 adhered to the cabbage leaves, the retraction height was still observed to decrease as the adhesion force increased. The experimental results indicate that for cabbage leaf surfaces, the adhesion force has a significant effect on the height drops bounce. The results provide new insights into how researchers can screen for formulations for hydrophobic target crops and how to increase spray adhesion to difficult-to-wet crop leaf surfaces.

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The article was received on 11 Jul 2018, accepted on 09 Sep 2018 and first published on 10 Sep 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM01413B
Citation: Soft Matter, 2018,14, 8030-8035
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    Effect of adhesion force on the height pesticide droplets bounce on impaction with cabbage leaf surfaces

    C. Cao, Y. Song, Z. Zhou, L. Cao, F. Li and Q. Huang, Soft Matter, 2018, 14, 8030
    DOI: 10.1039/C8SM01413B

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