5b), lotus leaf
shows better hydrophobic property (Fig.
While the larger pressure in water droplet will not allow the nanoprotrusions on the lotus leaf
to penetrate it so that the water merely sits on the top of protruding structures.
Their literature survey revealed that as the lotus leaf
exhibits an exceptional ability to keep itself clean and dry due to the "lotus effect" at the nanolevel-which creates very high water repellence--nano-lotus leaf
can be used to create a self-cleaning coating on concrete pavements.
One approach was to use composites of carbon nanotubes, which are long and narrow much like the asperities on a lotus leaf
Car windshields with this property would have self-cleaning capabilities, avoiding dirt and water much like a lotus leaf
in a pond.
Barthlott and Jiang (2), (3) have revealed that the superhydrophobicity of lotus leaf
surfaces is governed by both special surface structures and chemical composition.
The tea includes lotus leaf
to help optimise digestion, alisma to reduce bloating, healthpromoting cassia and poria seeds and southern ginseng, which has antioxidant properties.
After the research on the surface of the animals and plants, scientists found the phenomenon of self-clean function because of forming the hydrophobicity surface is very common in nature, and one of the most typical is lotus leaf
as a representative of the plant leaves (Barthlott W et al.
The technology covered by the patent indicates a new application for biomimicry, by simulating the natural water repellence in the microscopic roughness of a lotus leaf
Diners can choose from the exclusive menu offering five dishes from an assortment of Steamed or Fried Prawn, Pork Foie Gras and Beef or Vegetarian Dumplings as well as Rice Rolls and Glutinous Rice wrapped in Lotus Leaf
The ability of the lotus leaf
to repel water and soil from its surface is well known.
The highly concentrated serum combines lotus leaf
extract and L-carnitine.