publication . Other literature type . Article . 2011

Mimicking natural superhydrophobic surfaces and grasping the wetting process: a review on recent progress in preparing superhydrophobic surfaces.

Y.Y. Yan; N. Gao; W. Barthlott;
  • Published: 01 Dec 2011
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: Philippines
Abstract A typical superhydrophobic (ultrahydrophobic) surface can repel water droplets from wetting itself, and the contact angle of a water droplet resting on a superhydrophobic surface is greater than 150°, which means extremely low wettability is achievable on superhydrophobic surfaces. Many superhydrophobic surfaces (both manmade and natural) normally exhibit micro- or nanosized roughness as well as hierarchical structure, which somehow can influence the surface's water repellence. As the research into superhydrophobic surfaces goes deeper and wider, it is becoming more important to both academic fields and industrial applications. In this work, the most re...
free text keywords: Chemistry, Physical, Chemistry, superhydrophobic surface, wetting, lotus effect, biomimetic, surface morphology, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Surfaces and Interfaces, Solid surface, Nanotechnology, Contact angle, Superhydrophobic coating, Surface finish, Surface roughness, Drop (liquid)
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