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.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Adaptive wettability and responsive surfaces
- Advances in surface characterization
- Anisotropic wettability
- Biomimetic surfaces
- Contact angle determination
- Contact line statics and dynamics
- Liquid-infused surfaces
- Multiscale structures
- Selective wettability for liquid separation
- Self-healing wettability
- Slide electrification
- Slip properties and flow at super surfaces
- Theory and simulations of (heterogeneous) wetting
Carolina Brito, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Hans-Jürgen Butt, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Alberto Giacomello, Sapienza Università di Roma
Mark Ediger, University of Wisconsin
Francesco Sciortino, Sapienza Università di Roma
Carlos Vega, University Complutense of Madrid
Please note that papers will be published as normal when they are ready in a regular issue of the journal and will populate on a virtual collection page within a few days of publication. Inclusion in the collection will not cause delay in publication.
How to submit:
- Please submit through the online submission system.
- Under manuscript type → select Article or Communication, as appropriate.
- Under manuscript information → Manuscript classification → select Special Topic: “Chemical Physics of Controlled Wettability and Super Surfaces”