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“Non-wetting” Water

This drop sits on a super-hydrophobic surface that is unable to become wet because its affinity to water is less than what water has for itself. Therefore, water forms small, easily movable drops on the surface rather than a single puddle. While these surfaces have been used to keep cities free from graffiti, the Oleschuk group’s research involves using these surfaces in creative ways, such as the determination of beer’s alcohol content or to provide a platform that uniquely manipulates drops using magnets to miniaturize analytical chemical methods.
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Graduate student
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Arts and Science
Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs
“Non-wetting” Water
Grad student
Faculty of Arts and Science
Department of Chemistry
School of Graduate Studies
Materials Discovery and Molecular Design
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Chernoff Hall, Queen's University
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Photographer's name: 
Timothy Hutama
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Graduate Student, Chemistry