Buoyancy increase and drag-reduction through a simple superhydrophobic coating

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Hwang, G. B.; Patir, A.; Page, K.; Lu, Y.; Allan, E.; Parkin, I. P.;
(2017)
  • Publisher: ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY
  • Subject: Science & Technology, Physical Sciences, Technology, Chemistry, Multidisciplinary, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Materials Science, Multidisciplinary, Physics, Applied, Chemistry, Science & Technology - Other Topics, Materials Science, Physics, WATER STRIDERS, SURFACES, FABRICATION, FRICTION, OIL

A superhydrophobic paint was fabricated using 1H,1H,2H,2H-perfluorooctyltriethoxysilane (PFOTES), TiO2 nanoparticles and ethanol. The paint has potential for aquatic application of a superhydrophobic coating as it induces increased buoyancy and drag reduction. Buoyance ... View more
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