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An analytical model for the wettability switching characteristic of a nanostructured thermoresponsive surface
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10.1063/1.3103270
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FIG. 1.

[(a)–(c)] Plot of contact angle vs surface temperature for surfaces A, B, and C, respectively. Inset: Optical micrographs of the water droplet at low, medium, and high temperatures.

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FIG. 2.

[(a)–(c)] Plot of the calculated contact angle fitted on the measured contact angle vs surface temperature for surfaces A, B, and C, respectively.

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FIG. 3.

Piece-wise linear approximation method to find the threshold and saturation temperatures to characterize the onset and end of the LCST range. The contact angle at is and at is .

Tables

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Table I.

The three types of thermoresponsive surfaces fabricated with different surface roughness.

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Scitation: An analytical model for the wettability switching characteristic of a nanostructured thermoresponsive surface
http://aip.metastore.ingenta.com/content/aip/journal/apl/94/16/10.1063/1.3103270
10.1063/1.3103270
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