Chemical Physics of Controlled Wettability and Super Surfaces
In recent years, novel developments have significantly advanced our understanding of surface wettability and liquid repellency. Controlled wetting allows the manipulation of liquids and solids on macroscopic length scales based upon heterogeneity in the structure and chemistry on the nanometer and micrometer scales. Important targets are the design and applications of surfaces with superhydrophobic, superoleophobic, superamphiphobic, and icephobic properties, surfaces with low slide resistance, as well as superwettable surfaces. The special issue will include experimental and theoretical/simulation papers exploring the chemical physics of controlled wettability.
Guest Editors: Carolina Brito, Hans-Jürgen Butt, Alberto Giacomello, with JCP Editors Mark Ediger, Francesco Sciortino, and Carlos Vega