Monday, May 19, 2008

Happy Vesak Day

It has not been a good year for many Buddhists, with the events in Tibet and Burma. And in the world of materials science, the Lotus Effect has been a hot area of research since Barthlott's publication in 1997. The two images below show the connection between surface roughness and self-cleaning ability.

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Readers might also be interested to know about the petal effect. Surfaces are interesting, no? :)

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