Liquid-impregnated coating technologies involve nanoscale texturing of a surface, which is then coated with a – usually lubricating – liquid. A lubricant infused surface is comprised of a textured solid surface into which a lubricating fluid is spontaneously wicked. Lubricant infused surfaces can exhibit excellent fluid repellency if designed properly. Scientists now have developed a model to determine which lubricant infused surfaces will work and which will fail based on material properties.


Designing lubricant-infused surfaces with the help of predictive models

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