Molecular dynamics simulation of water droplets interacting on a conical surface

Y Hong and D Liu and W Chen, MRS COMMUNICATIONS (2023).

DOI: 10.1557/s43579-023-00466-8

The investigation of air moisture collection entails the study of water droplet transport on conical surfaces. As a result of Laplace pressure, water droplets are transported from the apex to the base side of the conical structure. In our study, we analyzed the interactions among water droplets on the conical structure surface and evaluated the impact of the conical structure's surface energies on droplet detachment. Through molecular dynamics simulations, we discovered that detachment of water droplets on the conical structure is not solely dependent on surface energies, but also on the interactions between droplets and the contact area.

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