The authors thank the grant of Major State Basic Research Development Program (2007CB936402, 2007CB936403), the National Nature Science Foundation of China (20534040) and the Science Fund of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.
The Dry-Style Antifogging Properties of Mosquito Compound Eyes and Artificial Analogues Prepared by Soft Lithography†
Article first published online: 2 AUG 2007
Copyright © 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 19, Issue 17, pages 2213–2217, September, 2007
How to Cite
Gao, X., Yan, X., Yao, X., Xu, L., Zhang, K., Zhang, J., Yang, B. and Jiang, L. (2007), The Dry-Style Antifogging Properties of Mosquito Compound Eyes and Artificial Analogues Prepared by Soft Lithography. Adv. Mater., 19: 2213–2217. doi: 10.1002/adma.200601946
- Issue published online: 27 AUG 2007
- Article first published online: 2 AUG 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 1 FEB 2007
- Manuscript Received: 28 AUG 2006
- Major State Basic Research Development Program. Grant Numbers: 2007CB936402, 2007CB936403
- National Nature Science Foundation of China. Grant Number: 20534040
- Science Fund of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
- Soft lithography;
The antifogging properties of mosquito compound eyes (see figure) result from their elaborate superhydrophobic surface structure, which consists of hexagonally non-close-packed nipples at the nanoscale and hexagonally close-packed hemispheres at the microscale. A soft-lithography approach is adopted to fabricate artificial compound eyes for exploring the effects of the hierarchical micro- and nanostructure on surface hydrophobicity.