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United States Patent Application

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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.
MILJKOVIC, Nenad (Cambridge, MA), PRESTON, Daniel John (Cambridge, MA), ENRIGHT, Ryan (Whitestone, NY), WANG, Evelyn N. (Cambridge, MA)
President and Fellows of Harvard College (Cambridge MA), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge MA)
14/ 220,094
March 19, 2014
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] 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.