Nanotube Arrays: In Situ Surface-Modification-Induced Superhydrophobic Patterns with Reversible Wettability and Adhesion (Adv. Mater. 12/2013)

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  • Yuekun Lai,

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    1. Physikalisches Institute and Center for Nanotechnology (CeNTech), Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Münster D-48149, Germany
    • Physikalisches Institute and Center for Nanotechnology (CeNTech), Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Münster D-48149, Germany.
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  • Fei Pan,

    1. Physikalisches Institute and Center for Nanotechnology (CeNTech), Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Münster D-48149, Germany
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  • Cong Xu,

    1. Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Münster D-48149, Germany
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  • Harald Fuchs,

    1. Physikalisches Institute and Center for Nanotechnology (CeNTech), Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Münster D-48149, Germany
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  • Lifeng Chi

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    1. Physikalisches Institute and Center for Nanotechnology (CeNTech), Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Münster D-48149, Germany
    • Physikalisches Institute and Center for Nanotechnology (CeNTech), Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Münster D-48149, Germany.
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Abstract

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A facile, in situ, ink-regulating approach is developed on page 1682 by Lifeng Chi, Yuekun Lai, and co-workers for rapidly reversible water wettability and adhesion transition, with a large degree of contrast, on superhydrophobic TiO2 nanotube array film. This finding provides new strategies in the design of siteselective, sticky superhydrophobic patterns for droplet manipulation and cell immobilization.

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