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Tuning Surface Wettability Through Volumetric Engineering

Abstract Many defense, healthcare, and energy applications can benefit from the development of surfaces that easily shed droplets of liquids of interest. Desired wetting properties are typically achieved via altering the surface chemistry or topography or both through surface engineering. Despite many recent advancements, materials modified only on their exterior are still prone to physical degradation and lack durability. In contrast to surface engineering, this thesis focuses on altering the bulk composition and the interior of a material to tune how an exterior surface would interact with liquids. Fundamental and applied aspects of engineering of two material systems with low contact angle hysteresis (i.e. ability to easily shed droplets) are exp... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Damle, Viraj Gangadhar (Author) / Rykaczewski, Konrad (Advisor) / Phelan, Patrick (Committee member) / Lin, Jerry (Committee member) / Herrmann, Marcus (Committee member) / Wang, Robert (Committee member) / Wang, Liping (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 124 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Mechanical Engineering 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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