Probing droplets on superhydrophobic surfaces by synchrotron radiation scattering techniques

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Title:
Probing droplets on superhydrophobic surfaces by synchrotron radiation scattering techniques
Authors:
Accardo, Angelo; Di Fabrizio, Enzo M. ( 0000-0001-5886-4678 ) ; Limongi, Tania; Marinaro, Giovanni; Riekel, Christian
Abstract:
Droplets on artificially structured superhydrophobic surfaces represent quasi contact-free sample environments which can be probed by X-ray microbeams and nanobeams in the absence of obstructing walls. This review will discuss basic surface wettability concepts and introduce the technology of structuring surfaces. Quasi contact-free droplets are compared with contact-free droplets; processes related to deposition and evaporation on solid surfaces are discussed. Droplet coalescence based on the electrowetting effect allows the probing of short-time mixing and reaction processes. The review will show for several materials of biological interest that structural processes related to conformational changes, nucleation and assembly during droplet evaporation can be spatially and temporally resolved by raster-scan diffraction techniques. Orientational ordering of anisotropic materials deposited during solidification at pinning sites facilitates the interpretation of structural data. 2014 International Union of Crystallography.
KAUST Department:
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Citation:
Accardo A, Di Fabrizio E, Limongi T, Marinaro G, Riekel C (2014) Probing droplets on superhydrophobic surfaces by synchrotron radiation scattering techniques. J Synchrotron Radiat 21: 643-653. doi:10.1107/S1600577514009849.
Publisher:
International Union of Crystallography (IUCr)
Issue Date:
10-Jun-2014
DOI:
10.1107/S1600577514009849
PubMed ID:
24971957
PubMed Central ID:
PMC4073955
Type:
Article
ISSN:
16005775
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Articles; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorAccardo, Angeloen
dc.contributor.authorDi Fabrizio, Enzo M.en
dc.contributor.authorLimongi, Taniaen
dc.contributor.authorMarinaro, Giovannien
dc.contributor.authorRiekel, Christianen
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-27T09:52:18Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-27T09:52:18Z-
dc.date.issued2014-06-10en
dc.identifier.citationAccardo A, Di Fabrizio E, Limongi T, Marinaro G, Riekel C (2014) Probing droplets on superhydrophobic surfaces by synchrotron radiation scattering techniques. J Synchrotron Radiat 21: 643-653. doi:10.1107/S1600577514009849.en
dc.identifier.issn16005775en
dc.identifier.pmid24971957en
dc.identifier.doi10.1107/S1600577514009849en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/325460en
dc.description.abstractDroplets on artificially structured superhydrophobic surfaces represent quasi contact-free sample environments which can be probed by X-ray microbeams and nanobeams in the absence of obstructing walls. This review will discuss basic surface wettability concepts and introduce the technology of structuring surfaces. Quasi contact-free droplets are compared with contact-free droplets; processes related to deposition and evaporation on solid surfaces are discussed. Droplet coalescence based on the electrowetting effect allows the probing of short-time mixing and reaction processes. The review will show for several materials of biological interest that structural processes related to conformational changes, nucleation and assembly during droplet evaporation can be spatially and temporally resolved by raster-scan diffraction techniques. Orientational ordering of anisotropic materials deposited during solidification at pinning sites facilitates the interpretation of structural data. 2014 International Union of Crystallography.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational Union of Crystallography (IUCr)en
dc.rights© A. Accardo et al. 2014en
dc.rightsThis is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence, which permitsen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/uk/en
dc.subjectbiological matteren
dc.subjectnanotechnologyen
dc.subjectsuperhydrophobic surfaceen
dc.subjectsynchrotron radiation micro-and nanodiffractionen
dc.subjectBiological materialsen
dc.subjectHydrophobicityen
dc.subjectNanotechnologyen
dc.subjectSurface propertiesen
dc.subjectSynchrotron radiationen
dc.subjectWettingen
dc.subjectAnisotropic materialen
dc.subjectBiological matteren
dc.subjectConformational changeen
dc.subjectDiffraction techniquesen
dc.subjectNanodiffractionen
dc.subjectOrientational orderingsen
dc.subjectRadiation scatteringen
dc.subjectSuper-hydrophobic surfacesen
dc.subjectDropsen
dc.titleProbing droplets on superhydrophobic surfaces by synchrotron radiation scattering techniquesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC4073955en
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionIstituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Via Morego 30, Genova 16163, Italyen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, BIONEM Lab at University Magna Graecia, Campus Salvatore Venuta, Viale Europa 88100, Germaneto-Catanzaro, Italyen
dc.contributor.institutionEuropean Synchrotron Radiation Facility, BP 220, 38043 Grenoble Cedex, Franceen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorDi Fabrizio, Enzo M.en
kaust.authorLimongi, Taniaen

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