Stable Bionic Superhydrophobic Coating Surface Fabricated by a Conventional Curing Process


  • The authors thank the National 973 Project (no. 2007 CB607601, W. Liu) and the Nature Science Foundation of China (no. 50575218, L. H., and no. 50721062, W. L.) for financial support, and Prof. Miao Chen for instructive and fruitful discussions. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the authors.


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A bionic superhydrophobic surface with both micrometer and nanometer structure roughness is achieved by a simple and conventional coating–curing process on engineering materials such as stainless steel. The superhydrophobic surfaces (water contact angle of about 165°, see figure) possess very good cohesional strength and high- and low-temperature resistance, which is very important for practical industrial applications of these coatings.