Modeling droplets on superhydrophobic surfaces: equilibrium states and transitions.
- We present a lattice Boltzmann solution of the equations of motion describing the spreading of droplets on topologically patterned substrates. We apply it to model superhydrophobic behavior on surfaces covered by an array of micrometer-scale posts. We find that the patterning results in a substantial increase in contact angle, from 110 degrees to 156 degrees. The dynamics of the transition from drops suspended on top of the posts to drops collapsed in the grooves is described.
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