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Controllable Underwater Oil-Adhesion-Interface Films Assembled from Nonspherical Particles

Authors

  • Yu Huang,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Laboratory of New Materials, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
    2. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, P. R. China
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  • Mingjie Liu,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Laboratory of New Materials, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
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  • Jingxia Wang,

    Corresponding author
    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Laboratory of New Materials, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Laboratory of New Materials, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China.
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  • Jinming Zhou,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Laboratory of New Materials, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
    2. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, P. R. China
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  • Libin Wang,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Laboratory of New Materials, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
    2. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, P. R. China
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  • Yanlin Song,

    Corresponding author
    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Laboratory of New Materials, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Laboratory of New Materials, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China.
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  • Lei Jiang

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Laboratory of New Materials, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
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Abstract

A controllable underwater oil-adhesion-interface is presented based on colloidal crystals assembled from nonspherical latex particles. The underwater oil-adhesive force of the as-prepared film can be effectively controlled from high to low adhesion by varying the latex structures from spherical or cauliflower-like to single cavity, which effectively adjusts the solid/liquid contact mode/wetting state of oil droplets on the films. This facile fabrication of functional films with special underwater oil-adhesion properties based on a flexible design of a latex structure will offer significant insight for the design and creation of novel underwater antifouling materials.

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