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Keywords:

  • Biomimetics;
  • Coatings;
  • Nanostructures;
  • Superhydrophobicity;
  • Thin films, organic
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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.