Hydroglyphics: Demonstration of Selective Wetting on Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Surfaces


The development of this demonstration was supported by the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at Harvard University through Research Experience for Teachers program funded by National Science Foundation (NSF-DMR-0820484) and by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative under award number FA9550-09-1-0669-DOD35CAP (optical properties). We thank Merrimack High School students Austin James Knust, Sidney Herring, and Olivia Davis for the help in the modification of Tesla coils and testing different stickers. We thank Kathryn Hollar (Harvard University), Karine Thate (Museum of Science, Boston), and Michael J. Kreder (Wyss Institute) for discussions and support.

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