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Low Adhesive Surfaces that Adapt to Changing Environments

Authors

  • Roman Sheparovych,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science NanoBio Laboratory, NABLAB, Clarkson University Potsdam, New York 13699-5810, USA
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  • Mikhail Motornov,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science NanoBio Laboratory, NABLAB, Clarkson University Potsdam, New York 13699-5810, USA
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  • Sergiy Minko

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    1. Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science NanoBio Laboratory, NABLAB, Clarkson University Potsdam, New York 13699-5810, USA
    • Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science NanoBio Laboratory, NABLAB, Clarkson University Potsdam, New York 13699-5810, USA.
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Abstract

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A responsive/adaptive nonadhesive surface coating that combines hydrophobic particles and hydrophilic polymer chains in a tethered composite coating is demonstrated. Rigid particles provide low contact area, while a selective segregation of polymer chains upon changing the surrounding environment from vapors to liquids and vice versa adapts the low-adhesive property of the composite surface.

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