Superhydrophobic Materials: Overcoming The Water Vulnerability Of Electronic Devices: A Highly Water-Resistant ZnO Nanodevice With Multifunctionality (Adv. Mater. 38/2011)

Authors

  • Seunghyup Lee,

    1. Surface Chemistry Laboratory of Electronic Materials, Department of Chemical Engineering, POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology), Pohang, 790-784, Korea
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  • Wooseok Kim,

    1. Surface Chemistry Laboratory of Electronic Materials, Department of Chemical Engineering, POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology), Pohang, 790-784, Korea
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  • Kijung Yong

    Corresponding author
    1. Surface Chemistry Laboratory of Electronic Materials, Department of Chemical Engineering, POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology), Pohang, 790-784, Korea
    • Surface Chemistry Laboratory of Electronic Materials, Department of Chemical Engineering, POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology), Pohang, 790-784, Korea.
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Abstract

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Water-resistant electronic devices are developed based on superhydrophobic nanostructures. A ZnO resistive switching device is tested as a model system. As reported on page 4398 by Kijung Yong and co-workers, the application of superhydrophobic nanostructures on device surfaces efficiently blocks the direct contact of water with electronic components and the devices work even when water is poured on the surface of the device.

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