No data available.
Please log in to see this content.
You have no subscription access to this content.
No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.
Electrowetting on a lotus leaf
2.M. A. Burns, C. H. Mastrangelo, T. S. Sammarco, F. P. Man, J. R. Webster, B. N. Johnson, B. Foerster, D. Jones, Y. Fields, A. R. Kaiser, and D. T. Burke, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 93, 5556 (1996).
6.J. Berthier, Microdrops and Digital Microfluidics (William Andrew, Norwich, NY, 2008).
12.W. Dai and Y. P. Zhao, Int. J. Nonlinear Sci. Numer. Simul. 8, 519 (2007).
Article metrics loading...
Electrowetting on dielectrics has been widely used to manipulate and control microliter or nanoliter liquids in micro-total-analysis systems and laboratory on a chip. We carried out experiments on electrowetting on a lotus leaf, which is quite different from the equipotential plate used in conventional electrowetting. This has not been reported in the past. The lotus leaf is superhydrophobic and a weak conductor, so the droplet can be easily actuated on it through electrical potential gradient. The capillary motion of the droplet was recorded by a high-speed camera. The droplet moved toward the counterelectrode to fulfill the actuation. The actuation speed could be of the order of 10 mm/s. The actuation time is of the order of 10 ms.
Full text loading...
Most read this month