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Title: Stimuli-responsive bioinspired materials for controllable liquid manipulation : principles, fabrication, and applications
Authors: Wang, YF 
Ma, KK 
Xin, JH 
Keywords: Bioinspired materials
Liquid manipulation
Materials and interfacial science
Stimuli-responsive materials
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Wiley-VCH
Source: Advanced functional materials, 7 Feb. 2018, v. 28, no. 6, 1705128 How to cite?
Journal: Advanced functional materials 
Abstract: Many emerging interfacial technologies, such as self-cleaning surfaces, oil/water separation, water collection, and microfluidics, are essentially liquid manipulation processes. In this regard, micro-nanostructures of the living organisms are highly preferable, by virtue of the evolutionary pressure and the adaptation to the specific environments, to inspire the optimization of man-made interfaces. With the increasing demands of modern life, research, and industry, intelligent materials with stimuli-responsive liquid manipulation functions have gained substantial attention from interfacial scientists. This review introduces the recent progress in the development of stimuli-responsive liquid-manipulating materials with bioinspired structures and surface chemistry according to two classified manipulation modes: (i) smart manipulation of liquid wetting behaviors, including lyophobic/lyophilic and superlyophobic/superlyophilic, and (ii) smart manipulation of liquid motion behaviors, including coalescence, transportation, rolling/adhesion, and sliding/pinning. At the beginning of the presentation of each classification, the theoretical basis and the sources of inspiration are introduced comprehensively to ensure a better understanding. This review mainly focuses on the mechanisms, fabrication, and applications of the state-of-the-art works related to smart and biomimetic liquid-manipulating materials. Finally, conclusions and future prospects are provided, and the remaining problems and promising breakthroughs in fabricating large-scale, cost-effective, and efficient smart liquid-manipulating materials are outlined.
ISSN: 1616-301X
EISSN: 1616-3028
DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201705128
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