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CHAPTER 10

Lubricant-Impregnated Surfaces

Lubricant-impregnated surfaces comprising a porous or textured solid and a liquid lubricant give rise to many novel properties. In this chapter, we review how to achieve a stable lubricant-impregnated surface and discuss its basic features including the wetting ridge and lubricant cloak that are relevant to most implementations. Next, applications of lubricant-impregnated surfaces are detailed including condensation, anti-icing, anti-fouling, fluid mobility, optics, and active surfaces. In each application, the design of a lubricant-impregnated surface has particularly relevant criteria, and both the achievements and current shortcomings of this technology are discussed.

Publication details

Print publication date
25 Nov 2016
Copyright year
2017
Print ISBN
978-1-78262-154-6
PDF eISBN
978-1-78262-395-3
ePub eISBN
978-1-78262-968-9

From the book series:
Soft Matter Series