Superhydrophobic carbon nanotube array

In Watch on February 17, 2011 at 7:23 am

Via Popular Science, here is a video from two researchers at Cal Tech.  It shows water droplets bouncing off a surface made of carbon nanotubes:

The surface is superhydrophobic, which is to say that it repels water to an extreme degree.  From the PopSci page:

Hydrophobic materials have all kinds of practical applications, from creating surfaces that never have to be cleaned to making supertankers and container ships glide more efficiently through the water.

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