At the point when a slim layer of water is crushed between two hydrophobic surfaces, the laws of old style material science separate. From raindrops moving off the waxy surface of a waterlily leaf, to the proficiency of desalination layers, associations between water atoms and water-repellent "hydrophobic" surfaces are surrounding us. The interchange turns out to be considerably increasingly charming when a slender water layer becomes sandwiched between two hydrophobic surfaces, KAUST specialists have appeared. In the mid 1980s, specialists originally noticed an unforeseen impact when two hydrophobic surfaces were gradually united in water. "Sooner or later, the two surfaces would unexpectedly bounce into contact—like two magnets being united," says Himanshu Mishra from KAUST's Water Desalination and Reuse Center. Mishra's lab explores water at all length scales, from lessening water utilization in agribusiness, to the properties of individual water particles.
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