Superhydrophobicity in perfection: the outstanding properties of the lotus leaf

Hans J. Ensikat, Petra Ditsche-Kuru, Christoph Neinhuis and Wilhelm Barthlott
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2011, 2, 152–161.

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Superhydrophobicity in perfection: the outstanding properties of the lotus leaf
Hans J. Ensikat, Petra Ditsche-Kuru, Christoph Neinhuis and Wilhelm Barthlott
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2011, 2, 152–161.

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Ensikat, H. J.; Ditsche-Kuru, P.; Neinhuis, C.; Barthlott, W. Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2011, 2, 152–161. doi:10.3762/bjnano.2.19

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