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Bioinspired Superhydrophobic Coatings of Carbon Nanotubes and Linear π Systems Based on the “Bottom-up” Self-Assembly Approach

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  • We thank the Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi, and the Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (IFCPAR), New Delhi, for financial support. A.A. is a Ramanna Fellow of the DST. S.S. is grateful to the University Grants Commission (UGC), and V.K.P. is grateful to the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for fellowships. We acknowledge Prof. N. Nakashima, Kyushu University (Japan), for providing the SWNTs, Dr. Prabha D. Nair, Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, for contact angle measurements, Dr. Peter Koshy for SEM studies, P. Gurusami for XRD measurements, and P. Mukundan for thermal analyses. This is contribution No. NIIST-PPG-268.

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Wasserabweisend: Die Selbstorganisation von Oligo(p-phenylenvinylenen) (OPVs) auf Kohlenstoffnanoröhren (CNTs) verleiht diesen Dispergierbarkeit in organischen Lösungsmitteln, sodass sie zur Beschichtung von Glas-, Metall- und Glimmeroberflächen genutzt werden können. Dabei resultieren superhydrophobe selbstreinigende Oberflächen mit Kontaktwinkeln für Wasser von 165–170° und Gleitwinkeln unter 2° (siehe Bild).

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