Vol XXII – #60 – Dropping In

Report #7080 Photo: LR-10-25-23

With all the water coming down this week, I thought I’d build on one of the photos from a couple of days ago. Water beading on the back of leaves, or any hydrophobic surface, is due to a phenomenon known as the “lotus effect” or superhydrophobicity. This effect primarily results from the combination of two key factors: the physical structure of the leaf surface (tiny irregularities and hairs) and the chemical properties of the leaf and the water which repel water molecules.

 

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Jane VeVea
Jane VeVea
5 months ago

wonderful

Ruth Adams Linsmith
Ruth Adams Linsmith
5 months ago

Such serene photos!

Ruth
Ruth
5 months ago

Thanks for the science lesson. Interesting.

Cartryna Loos
Cartryna Loos
5 months ago

Beautiful !

Chris
Chris
5 months ago

I love these pics!!!