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Programmable droplets

16.02.2018 tribonet 46 Views

Using electric fields to manipulate droplets on a surface could enable high-volume, low-cost biology experiments. MIT researchers have developed hardware that uses electric fields to move droplets of chemical or biological solutions around a surface, […]

Visualization of vortices droplet
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How to float your coffee creamer?

23.11.2017 tribonet 104 Views

Study explains how droplets can “levitate” on liquid surfaces. A drop or two of cold cream in hot coffee can go a long way toward improving one’s morning. But what if the two liquids didn’t […]

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Advanced Materials

Promising innovation in stain resistance

24.10.2017 tribonet 88 Views

When you spill pasta sauce on your favorite shirt but there is no trace of it after being washed, you can thank oleophobicity, a resistance to oil commonly applied to textiles. That resistance, however, comes […]

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Advanced Materials

Rare earth oxides make water-repellent surfaces that last

11.09.2017 tribonet 1,597 Views

Ceramic forms of hydrophobic materials could be far more durable than existing coatings or surface treatments. Water-shedding surfaces that are robust in harsh environments could have broad applications in many industries including energy, water, transportation, […]

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Advanced Materials

“Active” surfaces control what’s on them

04.09.2017 tribonet 150 Views

Researchers develop treated surfaces that can actively control how fluids or particles move. Researchers at MIT and in Saudi Arabia have developed a new way of making surfaces that can actively control how fluids or […]

MIT water platform
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Movable micro-platform floats on a sea of droplets

17.08.2017 tribonet 319 Views

New technique offers precise, durable control over tiny mirrors or stages. Microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS, are tiny machines fabricated using equipment and processes developed for the production of electronic chips and devices. They’ve found a […]