REASONS FOR WATER REMAINING TENACIOUS ON THE LOTUS LEAF:
The Nano micelles remaining on the lotus leave is the reason for this. People, so far, think that a wax like product remaining on the leaf is the reason for water remaining tenacious on the leave. But recently, when it was researched through the electronic microscope, the correct reason was known.
The researchers found out that the water withdrawal characteristics can be caused not only by the chemical property but also by the micro nature of the leave. There are waxes like sharp needle like micro structures. They are having the quality of withdrawal of water. Due to this reason, water does not exist on the needle structure. When the water drop running by rolling, it cleans the lotus leaf by removing all the dirt. This is called as ‘nano- action’. Researchers are making many things which are cleaning themselves by using this technology.