Lubricant-impregnated surfaces comprising a porous or textured solid and a liquid lubricant give rise to many novel properties. In this chapter, we review how to achieve a stable lubricant-impregnated surface and discuss its basic features including the wetting ridge and lubricant cloak that are relevant to most implementations. Next, applications of lubricant-impregnated surfaces are detailed including condensation, anti-icing, anti-fouling, fluid mobility, optics, and active surfaces. In each application, the design of a lubricant-impregnated surface has particularly relevant criteria, and both the achievements and current shortcomings of this technology are discussed.

Paper: Brian R. Solomon, Srinivas Bengaluru Subramanyam, Taylor A. Farnham, Karim S. Khalil, Sushant Anand and Kripa K. Varanasi, From the book Non-wettable Surfaces : Theory, Preparation and Applications

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