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The lotus effect and the transpiration

Postby jakov03 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:13 am

Hi! I need an urgent response to a question. I know for a hydrophobic effect on the surface of lotus flower(precisely: the surface of the leaf), but me interest how is conducted the transpiration by this flower given the superhydrophobic effect. Thank you!
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Postby mith » Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:17 am

why should hydrophobicity affect transpiration? as I recall, transpiration uses pores.
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Re: Can you help me?

Postby Dougalbod » Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:29 pm

jakov03 wrote:Hi! I need an urgent response to a question. I know for a hydrophobic effect on the surface of lotus flower(precisely: the surface of the leaf), but me interest how is conducted the transpiration by this flower given the superhydrophobic effect. Thank you!



The water repelling wax on the leaf will effect liquid water droplets but transpiration through stomata (pores) is a process where water vapour is lost - the vapour doesn't go near the water repelling surface so it's not relevant.

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Postby canalon » Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:44 pm

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Re: Can you help me?

Postby jakov03 » Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:26 am

Dougalbod wrote:
jakov03 wrote:Hi! I need an urgent response to a question. I know for a hydrophobic effect on the surface of lotus flower(precisely: the surface of the leaf), but me interest how is conducted the transpiration by this flower given the superhydrophobic effect. Thank you!



The water repelling wax on the leaf will effect liquid water droplets but transpiration through stomata (pores) is a process where water vapour is lost - the vapour doesn't go near the water repelling surface so it's not relevant.

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Thank you Dougal.
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