The wetting properties of surfaces, including the adhesion and stiction (static friction) of liquid drops, are critical for processing materials and post-production problems such as fouling. With the emergence of 2D materials such as graphene and hexagonal boron nitride, the interaction of liquids with one-atom-thick matter and its support poses new challenges in our understanding of wetting.
In my talk, I shall present an overview of recent research in this area, ranging from wetting transparency and translucency of graphene [1,2] to electrochemically switchable wetting and adhesion of hexagonal boron nitride .
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Figure: Electrochemical hydrogen intercalation flattens a monolayer of hexagonal boron nitride on Rh(111) and changes advancing (1) and receding (2) contact angles