A uniform external field can enhance condensation on a superhydrophobic surface. Jumping droplets on superhydrophobic surfaces accumulate a positive charge which promises the manipulation and control of jumping behavior using external electric fields.
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
 This invention was made with government support under Grant Nos. DE-SC0001299 and DE-FG02-09ER46577 awarded by the Department of Energy and under Contract No. N00014-12-1-0624 awarded by the Navy ONR. The government has certain rights in the invention.