In this thesis we describe electrowetting as a tool to manipulate liquid interfaces. In particular we showed that electrowetting can be used to achieve reversible transitions between Cassie-Baxter and Wenzel states. Applied electric field not only affects the equilibrium shape of a liquid interface, it also gives rise to electrokinetic effects of fluids near solid walls.
|Award date||16 Sep 2011|
|Place of Publication||Enschede|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Sep 2011|