Superoleophobic Materials: Bio-Inspired Superoleophobic Fluorinated Wax Crystalline Surfaces (Adv. Funct. Mater. 36/2013)

Authors

  • Sasha Pechook,

    1. Department of Materials Science & Engineering and the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, 32000 Haifa, Israel
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  • Noga Kornblum,

    1. Department of Materials Science & Engineering and the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, 32000 Haifa, Israel
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  • Boaz Pokroy

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Materials Science & Engineering and the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, 32000 Haifa, Israel
    • Department of Materials Science & Engineering and the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, 32000 Haifa, Israel.
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Abstract

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A single-step and single-component bioinspired method for the fabrication of hierarchical superoleophobic surfaces is presented by B. Pokroy and co-workers on page 4572. Fabrication via the thermal deposition of fluorinated wax results in crystalline, oriented, 3D hierarchical structures with high surface roughness and re-entrant curvature. The surfaces exhibit superhydrophobic and superoleophobic qualities combined with exceptional stability, making them applicable to a wide range of fields.

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