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Water sprints uphill on glass

By: A. Y. Vorobyev; Chunlei Guo;

2010 / American Institute of Physics

Description

As a material, glass has been widely used in traditional fluidic devices and more recently in micro- and nanofluidic devices, and its wetting properties are crucially important in these applications. In this work, by using a high-intensity femtosecond laser structuring technique, we create a unique surface pattern on glass that transfer a regular glass surface to superwicking. As a result, water defies the gravity and sprints vertically uphill along the structured glass surface at an unprecedented velocity of 3.8 cm/sec. Our study shows that the dynamics of this fast self-propelled water flow follows a square root of time dependence.

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Microfluidics