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Fabrication of a Superhydrophobic Surface from the Amplified Exponential Growth of a Multilayer

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  • J. Ji,

    1. Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory of Macromolecule Synthesis and Functionalization of the Ministery of Education, Zhejiang University, 310027 Hangzhou, P.R. China
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  • J. Fu,

    1. Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory of Macromolecule Synthesis and Functionalization of the Ministery of Education, Zhejiang University, 310027 Hangzhou, P.R. China
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  • J. Shen

    1. Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory of Macromolecule Synthesis and Functionalization of the Ministery of Education, Zhejiang University, 310027 Hangzhou, P.R. China
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Errata

This article is corrected by:

  1. Errata: Self-Assembled Electroluminescent Polymers Derived from Terpyridine-Based Moieties Volume 19, Issue 13, 1662, Article first published online: 26 June 2007
  2. Errata: Fabrication of a Superhydrophobic Surface from the Amplified Exponential Growth of a Multilayer Volume 19, Issue 18, 2411, Article first published online: 10 September 2007

  • Financial support from the Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC-50373036), the 863 National High-Tech R&D Program (2001AA326030), the Fok Ying Tung Education Foundation (J20040212), and the Minister of Education is gratefully acknowledged. The authors thank Prof. J. Q. Sun (Jilin University) and F. Shi (Qinhua University) for beneficial discussions and assistance with the QCM, TEM, and sliding angle measurements. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.

Abstract

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Hierarchical micro- and nanostructures can be produced simultaneously by the novel layer-by-layer assembly described here. The multilayer films, grown by an exponential growth mechanism that can be amplified by adding silver ions, showed extreme hydrophobicity and a lotus-leaf-like amplification of the surface roughness. The figure clearly demonstrates the superhydrophobic nature of the multilayer film.

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