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A water drop on a superhydrophobic surface that is pinned by wire loops can be reproducibly cut without formation of satellite droplets. Drops placed on low-density polyethylene surfaces and Teflon-coated

A water drop on a superhydrophobic surface that is pinned by wire loops can be reproducibly cut without formation of satellite droplets. Drops placed on low-density polyethylene surfaces and Teflon-coated glass slides were cut with superhydrophobic knives of low-density polyethylene and treated copper or zinc sheets, respectively. Distortion of drop shape by the superhydrophobic knife enables a clean break. The driving force for droplet formation arises from the lower surface free energy for two separate drops, and it is modeled as a 2-D system.

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    • 2012-09-24
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045893
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      1045-3830
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      1939-1560

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    Yanashima, R., García, A. A., Aldridge, J., Weiss, N., Hayes, M. A., & Andrews, J. H. (2012). Cutting a Drop of Water Pinned by Wire Loops Using a Superhydrophobic Surface and Knife. PLoS ONE, 7(9). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045893

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