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1. Nanotechnologies for Synthetic Super Non-Wetting Surfaces

  1. Vincent Senez,
  2. Vincent Thomy and
  3. Renaud Dufour
  1. Vincent Senez,
  2. Vincent Thomy and
  3. Renaud Dufour

Published Online: 8 AUG 2014

DOI: 10.1002/9781119015093.ch1

Nanotechnologies for Synthetic Super Non-Wetting Surfaces

Nanotechnologies for Synthetic Super Non-Wetting Surfaces

How to Cite

Senez, V., Thomy, V. and Dufour, R. (2014) Nanotechnologies for Synthetic Super Non-Wetting Surfaces, in Nanotechnologies for Synthetic Super Non-Wetting Surfaces, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781119015093.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 AUG 2014
  2. Published Print: 10 JUL 2014

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781848215795

Online ISBN: 9781119015093

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Keywords:

  • microscale coating processes;
  • nanoscale coating processes;
  • nanotechnologies;
  • non-wetting surfaces;
  • wetting surfaces

Summary

Wettability is modulated by the relief of the surface that can intensify the wetting or non-wetting behavior. Creating a synthetic super non-wetting surface has been proved to be extremely challenging. Nanotechnologies are playing an increasingly prominent role in introducing new coatings with specialized properties and enhanced performances. According to a recent market research report from Future Markets Research Inc. these advanced coatings are likely to replace traditional coatings “in the medium to long-term in end-use segments such as packaging, anti-microbial coatings, architectural coatings, industrial manufacturing, marine, wood, auto-refinish, transportation and protective coatings”. At thermodynamic equilibrium, the wettability of a smooth solid surface is typically quantified by the measurement of the so-called “Young contact angle” of a sessile liquid droplet.