Controlled Fluorination of FePt Nanoparticles: Hydrophobic to Superhydrophobic Surfaces

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  • This research was supported by the NSF: CHE-0518487 to VMR and the Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing (NSEC DMI-0531171). Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.

Abstract

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FePt nanoparticles with controlled degree of fluorinated ligands are assembled on surfaces to form higher hierarchical structures by a simple drop casting technique. Place exchange reactions provide tunability of the film morphology and concomitant modulation of the surface from hydrophobic to superhydrophobic (see figure).

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