Our study is focused on liquid-repellent surfaces.

  • Stability of Cassie-Baxter and Wenzel states
  • Superamphiphobic surfaces

Selected publications

  • Papadopoulos, P.; Vollmer, D.; Butt, H.-J. "Long-Term Repellency of Liquids by Superoleophobic Surfaces" Phys. Rev. Lett. 117(4), 46102 (2016)
  • Tretyakov, N.; Papadopoulos, P.; Vollmer, D.; Butt, H.-J.; Dunweg, B.; Daoulas, K. C. "The Cassie-Wenzel Transition of Fluids on Nanostructured Substrates: Macroscopic Force Balance versus Microscopic Density-Functional Theory" J. Chem. Phys. 145(13), 134703 (2016)
  • Mammen, Lena; Bley, Karina; Papadopoulos, Periklis; et al. "Functional superhydrophobic surfaces made of Janus micropillars" Soft Matter 11(3), 506-515 (2015)
  • Butt, H.-J., Vollmer, D. & Papadopoulos, P. "Super liquid-repellent layers: The smaller the better." Advances in Colloid and Interface Science (2014).
  • Periklis Papadopoulos, Lena Mammen, Xu Deng, Doris Vollmer, Hans-Jurgen Butt; "How superhydrophobicity breaks down" Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2013
  • P. Papadopoulos, X. Deng, L. Mammen, D.-M. Drotlef, G. Battagliarin, C. Li, K. Mullen, K. Landfester, A. del Campo, H.-J. Butt, D. Vollmer*; "Wetting on the microscale: Shape of a liquid drop on a microstructured surface at different length scales" Langmuir 2012, 28, 8392-8398


Physics at Interfaces - Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research