The authors thank the National Nature Science Foundation of China (20125102, 90306011, 20421101) and the Innovation Foundation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The authors are also very grateful to Prof. Shuhong Yu (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China) and Dr. Xun Wang (Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University) for helpful discussions. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.
One-Step Solution-Immersion Process for the Fabrication of Stable Bionic Superhydrophobic Surfaces†
Article first published online: 15 MAR 2006
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Volume 18, Issue 6, pages 767–770, March, 2006
How to Cite
Wang, S., Feng, L. and Jiang, L. (2006), One-Step Solution-Immersion Process for the Fabrication of Stable Bionic Superhydrophobic Surfaces. Adv. Mater., 18: 767–770. doi: 10.1002/adma.200501794
- Issue published online: 15 MAR 2006
- Article first published online: 15 MAR 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 DEC 2005
- Manuscript Received: 26 AUG 2005
- Thin films, organic
A simple morphogenesis technique for fabricating stable bionic superhydrophobic surfaces at ambient temperature using copper as a model system is presented. The resulting flowerlike cluster coating of copper fatty acid carboxylates (see figure) has a high contact angle of about 162°. This study opens up new avenues for the industrial fabrication of superhydrophobic surfaces that may be useful in a wide variety of applications.