Spreading behavior of a distilled water droplet on a superhydrophobic surface
Thermal Theory and Engineering Department, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, 634050, Tomsk, Russia
The investigation of dynamic contact angle between distilled water droplet and superhydrophobic surface was conducted experimentally. To obtain the values of contact angle during spreading, shadow method was implemented. We used Schlieren method to control the droplet symmetry. The droplet was formed on the surface by syringe pump using nontraditional bottom-up methodology. The drop growth rate was varied by the syringe pump from 0.005 ml/s to 0.32 ml/s. DCA versus drop volume was obtained for different values of the drop growth rate. Some features of spreading on superhydrophobic surface were pointed out. Interestingly, that the dynamic contact angle increases during all stages previously selected for copper substrates (1 – droplet formation; 2 – spreading; 3 – formation of the equilibrium contact angle). However, at the droplet growth rate 0.005ml/s we found decrease in the contact angle. The droplet was found to take a shape close to a spherical cap in the range of the drop growth rate 0.005 ml/s – 0.16 ml/s. At higher rates (0.32 ml/s and higher) liquid splashing was observed.
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