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A fog-collecting surface mimicking the Namib beetle: its water collection efficiency and influencing factors

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Abstract

Shortage of water resources and deterioration of water quality are becoming more and more serious today. Inspired by Namib Desert beetles, scientists designed biomimetic fog collection materials to obtain fresh water. The overview of this field is limited and mainly concerned with the preparation and application. In this paper, we focused on the water collection efficiency of surfaces inspired by beetles and discussed their influence on the water collection efficiency from three aspects: surface wettability, surface structure and surface pattern distribution.

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Submitted
24 Dec 2019
Accepted
23 Feb 2020
First published
24 Feb 2020

Nanoscale, 2020,12, 6921-6936
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Minireview

A fog-collecting surface mimicking the Namib beetle: its water collection efficiency and influencing factors

J. Lei and Z. Guo, Nanoscale, 2020, 12, 6921
DOI: 10.1039/C9NR10808D

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