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New material switches from water-repelling to water-loving with electric current

Taking advantage of the change of atomic angles in single-layer boron nitride, a new material has ...

Generally, water repellent objects and those that attract or absorb water have very different microscopic-level attributes that endow them with their behavior. For example, the myriad tiny hairs on a gecko's body help it to efficiently repel water, whilst specially treated cotton designed for harvesting water from the air contains millions of tiny pores that draw in Liquid. Now researchers have discovered a way to use a single type of Material to perform both functions, switching between liquid attraction and liquid repulsion, simply through the application of an electric voltage.

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Category: Materials

Tags:
  • Nanoscale
  • Boron
  • University of Zurich
  • Hydrophobic
  • Water
  • TU Wien
  • KU Leuven
  • Waterproof
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