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Bioinspired asymmetric-anisotropic (directional) fog harvesting based on the arid climate plant Eremopyrum orientale A Physicochemical and engineering aspects

Author:
Gürsoy, M., Harris, M.T., Carletto, A., Yaprak, A.E., Karaman, M., Badyal, J.P.S.
Source:
Colloids and surfaces 2017 v.529 pp. 959-965
ISSN:
0927-7757
Subject:
Eremopyrum, arid zones, fog (meteorology), leaves, water flow
Abstract:
Asymmetric-anisotropic (directional) fog collection behaviour is observed for leaves of the arid climate plant species Eremopyrum orientale. This is underpinned by a hierarchical surface structure comprising macroscale grooves, microscale tilted cones (in the direction of water flow), and nanoscale platelets. Soft lithography combined with either nanocoating deposition or functional nanoimprinting has been used to replicate this highly-efficient directional water collection mechanism.
Agid:
5707272