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Impact of substrate elasticity on contact angle saturation in electrowetting †

Authors
  • Markodimitrakis, Ioannis E.1
  • Sema, Dionysios G.1
  • Chamakos, Nikolaos T.1
  • Papadopoulos, Periklis2, 3
  • Papathanasiou, Athanasios G.1
  • 1 School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece , (Greece)
  • 2 Department of Physics, University of Ioannina, Greece , (Greece)
  • 3 Institute of Materials Science and Computing, University Research Center of Ioannina, Greece , (Greece)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Soft Matter
Publisher
The Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication Date
Mar 10, 2021
Volume
17
Issue
16
Pages
4335–4341
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1039/d0sm02281k
PMID: 33908470
PMCID: PMC8110038
Source
PubMed Central
Disciplines
  • Chemistry
License
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Abstract

Soft and thin dielectrics favor contact angle saturation in electrowetting. Experiments are supported by detailed numerical computations of the electric field and stress distribution.

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