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hydrophilic

Chem tending to dissolve in, mix with, or be wetted by water

hydrophilic

[‚hī·drə′fil·ik]
(chemistry)
Having an affinity for, attracting, adsorbing, or absorbing water.
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The antifungal activity of the grafted imidazole groups was boosted by the grafted carboxyl groups, which enhanced the surface hydrophilicity of PU and accommodated close contact between imidazole and fungi.
High surface energy accounts for hydrophilicity of the material whereas low surface energy makes it more hydrophobic.
The surface hydrophilicity, biodegradation, and mechanical properties of the hydrogels were appreciable for the drug delivery and tissue engineering applications of tendon tissues.
The roughness and hydrophilicity of the film surface affect the surface contact angle of the film.
Currently, various methods have been employed to enhance the surface hydrophilicity of PDMS including plasma treatment, ultraviolet irradiation, corona discharge, and coating or grafting hydrophilic polymers onto PDMS surface [27].
"What we also know is that a coating such as HAnano Surface does not only improve the hydrophilicity initially, but that this effect is stable over time," stated Brogren.
The results revealed that an increase in the clay content make the membrane become more porous, thin skin layer and increase the porosity of the membrane nanocomposite thus increase their hydrophilicity. The composite membrane also showed greater stiffness compared to pure PVDF membrane.
The hydrophilicity of the membranes was characterized by a contact angle goniometer (OCA20, Dataphysics, Germany) equipped with video capture.
Watanabe, "Photoinduced surface reaction on Ti[O.sub.2] and SrTi[O.sub.3] films: photocatalytic oxidation and photoinduced hydrophilicity," Chemistry of Materials, vol.
Boyan, "Influence of topography and hydrophilicity on initial oral biofilm formation on microstructured titanium surfaces in vitro," Clinical Oral Implants Research, vol.
Our results revealed that coating Ti[O.sub.2] film can cover the polished scratches and increase the surface hydrophilicity of Co-Cr alloy at the same time.
Equation(2) predicts the following: since r > 1, roughness could amplifies both hydrophobicity and hydrophilicity (Han et al.