Sasha Pechook and Boaz Pokroy Superhydrophobic Surfaces: Self-Assembling, Bioinspired Wax Crystalline Surfaces with Time-Dependent Wettability (Adv. Funct. Mater. 4/2012) Advanced Functional Materials 22
Bioinspired wax crystals on various substrates exhibit time-dependent nanoroughness evolution, which is induced by strain release and recrystallization. As reported by Boaz Pokroy and co-workers on page 745, this evolution of the nanoroughness leads to time-dependent changes in wettability, from hydrophobic to superhydrophobic. This process of evolution is strongly dependent on temperature. The study provides a basis for the production of tuned, time-dependent, temperature-sensitive material surfaces with changeable wettability.
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