Electro-osmotic flow enhancement over superhydrophobic surfaces

May 27, 2020

Congrats to Baruch and Sebastian for their paper on enhanced EOF over superhydrophobic surfaces being accepted to Physical Review Fluids!

 

 

 

The paper shows experimentally for the first time the ability to obtain enhanced electroosmotic flows over superhydrophobic surfaces.  This was predicted theoretically in several works, but never successfully implemented in practice.   The two main results are that the velocity can be enhanced by at least an order of magnitude relative to regular surfaces and that the velocity is pH-independent.

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