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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

https://doi.org/10.1039/9781782623953-00285
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