Photo-Responsive Superwetting Surface

  • Dongliang Tian
  • Yan Li
  • Lei JiangEmail author
Part of the Biologically-Inspired Systems book series (BISY, volume 11)


Photo-responsive surfaces, especially for the photo-responsive superwetting surface, have aroused great interests in smart control devices for a few years due to their remote control and selectivity. This chapter focuses on the photo-responsive wettability on the superwetting surface and their typical applications, particularly on switchable wettability on photo-responsive surfaces and their applications such as droplet actuation, adhesion control, liquid printing and oil-water separation. Finally, our personal point of the prospects and challenges of the photo-responsive wettability surfaces are presented.


Photo-responsive surface Superwetting Nanomaterials Liquid actuation Separation 



The authors are grateful for financial support from the Chinese National Natural Science Foundation (21671012, 21373001, 21601013), Beijing Natural Science Foundation (2172033), the 973 Program (2013CB933004), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, and the 111 Project (B14009).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Biomedical Engineering, School of ChemistryBeihang UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Technical Institute of Physics and ChemistryChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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