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.
If you can't find a tool you're looking for, please click the link at the top of the page to "Go to old article view". Alternatively, view our Knowledge Base articles for additional help. Your feedback is important to us, so please let us know if you have comments or ideas for improvement.