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Patterned liquid permeation through the TiO2 nanotube array coated Ti mesh by photoelectric cooperation for liquid printing

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The surface wettability response has been intensively studied under external stimulus, and the cooperation of different stimuli seems a trend for more effective surface wetting. Despite much progress in this field, the patterning of controllable surface wettability is still a challenge, which is a very important issue for printing techniques. Here, we have developed an approach for the photoelectric cooperative wetting induced liquid permeation through a TiO2 nanotube array coated Ti mesh. The patterned liquid permeation can be realized by patterned light illumination under a voltage which is lower than the electrowetting induced permeation threshold voltage. The permeation process and mechanism are discussed in detail. The results indicate that the microscale movement of a liquid can be controlled precisely by the surface micro/nano hierarchical structure of the device, with a low adhesion and responsive voltage. Therefore, this work is important in the research and application of liquid printing, moreover, it provides a new approach to develop and apply novel devices such as micro/nanofluidic systems, microreactors and micro-nanoelectronic technologies.

Authors


  •   Zhang, Xiaofang (external author)
  •   Zheng, Xi (external author)
  •   Liu, Zhaoyue (external author)
  •   Cai, Jinhua (external author)
  •   Zhai, Jin (external author)
  •   Song, Yanlin (external author)
  •   Guo, Zhenyan (external author)
  •   Tian, Dongliang (external author)
  •   Li, W (external author)
  •   Jiang, Lei (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Guo, Z., Zhang, X., Zheng, X., Liu, Z., Cai, J., Tian, D., Li, W., Zhai, J., Song, Y. & Jiang, L. (2014). Patterned liquid permeation through the TiO2 nanotube array coated Ti mesh by photoelectric cooperation for liquid printing. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2 (8), 2498-2503.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84893205993

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/1002

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 2498

End Page


  • 2503

Volume


  • 2

Issue


  • 8

Abstract


  • The surface wettability response has been intensively studied under external stimulus, and the cooperation of different stimuli seems a trend for more effective surface wetting. Despite much progress in this field, the patterning of controllable surface wettability is still a challenge, which is a very important issue for printing techniques. Here, we have developed an approach for the photoelectric cooperative wetting induced liquid permeation through a TiO2 nanotube array coated Ti mesh. The patterned liquid permeation can be realized by patterned light illumination under a voltage which is lower than the electrowetting induced permeation threshold voltage. The permeation process and mechanism are discussed in detail. The results indicate that the microscale movement of a liquid can be controlled precisely by the surface micro/nano hierarchical structure of the device, with a low adhesion and responsive voltage. Therefore, this work is important in the research and application of liquid printing, moreover, it provides a new approach to develop and apply novel devices such as micro/nanofluidic systems, microreactors and micro-nanoelectronic technologies.

Authors


  •   Zhang, Xiaofang (external author)
  •   Zheng, Xi (external author)
  •   Liu, Zhaoyue (external author)
  •   Cai, Jinhua (external author)
  •   Zhai, Jin (external author)
  •   Song, Yanlin (external author)
  •   Guo, Zhenyan (external author)
  •   Tian, Dongliang (external author)
  •   Li, W (external author)
  •   Jiang, Lei (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Guo, Z., Zhang, X., Zheng, X., Liu, Z., Cai, J., Tian, D., Li, W., Zhai, J., Song, Y. & Jiang, L. (2014). Patterned liquid permeation through the TiO2 nanotube array coated Ti mesh by photoelectric cooperation for liquid printing. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2 (8), 2498-2503.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84893205993

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/1002

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 2498

End Page


  • 2503

Volume


  • 2

Issue


  • 8