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Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the leaf top of a sacred lotus leaf (Nelumbo nucifera).   The structures on the top of the leaf contain micro-structures that repel water droplets better than any other material in nature.  The lotus leaf, an example of a super-hydrophobic plant.  The ability of the leaf to repel water is enhanced by the surface roughness.  The calibration bar is 10 um and the image was collected at a magnification of 7,940 x.
Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the leaf top of a sacred lotus leaf (Nelumbo nucifera). The structures on the top of the leaf contain micro-structures that repel water droplets better than any other material in nature. The lotus leaf, an example of a super-hydrophobic plant. The ability of the leaf to repel water is enhanced by the surface roughness. The calibration bar is 10 um and the image was collected at a magnification of 7,940 x.
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