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1st Edition

Superhydrophobic Surfaces

ISBN 9789004165939
Published April 24, 2009 by CRC Press
508 Pages

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Book Description

Superhydrophobic surfaces (water contact angles higher than 150º) can only be achieved by a combination of hydrophobicity (low surface energy materials) with appropriate surface texture. In nature one can find an array of impressive and elegant examples of superhydrophobic surfaces. For example, on a lotus leaf rain drops bounce off after impact, then entirely roll off the lotus leaf and drag along any dirt particles, without leaving residues. The artificial design of superhydrophobic and self-cleaning surfaces has become an extremely active area of fundamental and applied research. This book presents both fundamental and applied aspects of superhydrophobic surfaces. It describes also different strategies for making superhydrophobic surfaces from a large diversity of materials (polymers, metals and other inorganic materials, composites) and processes (lithographic techniques, electrochemical processes, self-assembly processes, colloidal particles, sol-gel processes, nanofilaments, or simple scraping). A bountiful of information is covered in this book which represents cumulative wisdom of many world-renowned researchers in the fascinating and burgeoning area of superhydrophobic surfaces.

Table of Contents


Fundamentals of Superhydrophobicity

Fabrication of Superhydrophobic Surfaces; S. H. Kim

Ultra-hydrophobicity Through Stochastic Surface Roughness; M. Flemming, L. Coriand and A. Duparré

Optimizing Super-Hydrophobic Surfaces: Criteria for Comparison of Surface Topographies; E. Bittoun and A. Marmur

Hydrophobicity of Surfaces with Cavities: Making Hydrophobic Substrates from Hydrophilic Materials?; N. A. Patankar

Dynamics of Fakir Liquids: From Slip to Splash; C. Duez, C. Ybert, C. Barentin, C. Cottin-Bizonne and L. Bocquet

Static and Dynamic Wetting Characteristics of Nano-patterned Surfaces; P. M. Harder, T. A. Shedd and M. Colburn

Superhydrophobic Surfaces from Polymers

Wettability Alteration of Polymer Surfaces Produced by Scraping; C. Guo, S. Wang, H. Liu, L. Feng, Y. Song and L. Jiang

Surface Properties of Honeycomb and Pincushion Structures of Various Hydrophobic Polymer Materials Prepared by Self-Organization; H. Yabu, Y. Hirai, M. Kojima and M. Shimomura

Hydrophobic and Superhydrophobic Polyphosphazenes; H. R. Allcock, L. Steely, A. Singh and M. Hindenlang

Superhydrophobic Fluorinated Polyurethane Films; D. Wu, W. Ming, R. A. T. M. van Benthem and G. de With

A Simple Approach for Fabricating a Superhydrophobic Surface Based on Poly(methyl methacrylate); X. Lu, Y. Jin, S. Tan, L. Zhang, Y. Liu, X. Zhang and J. Xu

Superhydrophobic Polyethylene Films by Catalytic Ethylene Polymerization; P. C. Thüne, W. Han, W. Ming and H. J. W. Niemantsverdriet

Plasma-Treated Superhydrophobic Polyethylene Surfaces: Fabrication, Wetting and Dewetting Properties; J. Fresnais, J. P. Chapel, L. Benyahia and F. Poncin-Epaillard

Generation and Characterization of Super-Hydrophobic Micro- and Nano-structured Surfaces; O. Mertsch, D. Schondelmaier, I. Rudolph, O. Kutz, A. D. Walter, A. Schleunitz, J. Kouba, C. Waberski and B. Loechel

Reversibly Photo-Responsive Polymer Surfaces for Controlled Wettability; S. H. Anastasiadis, M. I. Lygeraki, A. Athanassiou, M. Farsari and D. Pisignano

Superhydrophobic Metallic Surfaces and Their Wetting Properties; E. Bormashenko, T. Stein, G. Whyman, R. Pogreb, S. Sutovsky, Y. Danoch, Y. Shoham, Y. Bormashenko, B. Sorokov and D. Aurbach

A Review of Recent Results on Superhydrophobic Materials Based on Micro- and Nanofibers; M. Ma, R. M. Hill and G. C. Rutledge

Superhydrophobic Surfaces from Silanes, Colloids, Particles or Sol–Gel Processes

Superhydrophobic Silicone Nanofilament Coatings; J. Zimmermann, G. R. J. Artus and S. Seeger

A Translucent and Superhydrophobic Surface Prepared with a Sol–Gel Method Based on Alumina Nanoparticles; M. Shi, J. Xi, H. Wang and X. Wu

Fabrication and Superhydrophobic Behavior of Fluorinated Silica Nanosphere Arrays; C.-T. Hsieh, W.-Y. Chen, F.-L. Wu and Y.-S. Shen

UV-Resistant and Superhydrophobic Self-Cleaning Surfaces Using Sol–Gel Processes; Y. Xiu, D. W. Hess and C. P. Wong

Wettability and Superhydrophobicity of 2-D Ordered Nano-structured Arrays Based on Colloidal Monolayers; W. Cai, Y. Li and G. Duan

Effects of Various Additives during Hot Water Treatment on the Formation of Alumina Thin Films for Superhydrophobic Surfaces; K. Tadanaga, N. Yamaguchi, A. Matsuda, T. Minami and M. Tatsumisago

Polybenzoxazine–Silica Hybrid Surface with Environmentally Responsive Wettability Behavior; H.-C. Lin, H.-L. Chang, C.-F. Wang, C.-F. Huang and F.-C. Chang

Wettability of Rough Polymer, Metal and Oxide Surfaces as well as of Composite Surfaces; X. Jia

Superhydrophobic Surfaces from Electrochemical Processes

Electrochemical Fabrication of Superhydrophobic Surfaces on Metal and Semiconductor Substrates; H. Bai, C. Li and G. Shi

Fabrication of Superhydrophobic Surfaces by Electropolymerization of Thiophene and Pyrrole Derivatives; M. Nicolas

Wettability of Methacrylate Copolymer Films Deposited on Anodically Oxidized and Roughened Aluminium Surfaces; R. Frenzel, C. Blank, K. Grundke, V. Hein, B. Schmidt, F. Simon,

M. Thieme and H. Worch

Applications and New Insights

Recent Approaches to Highly Hydrophobic Textile Surfaces; T. Bahners, T. Textor, K. Opwis and E. Schollmeyer

Superhydrophobic Coatings for Microdevices; J.-Y. Shiu, W.-T. Whang and P. Chen

Electrowetting on Superhydrophobic Surfaces: Present Status and Prospects; J. Heikenfeld and M. Dhindsa

Wetting of Single and Mixed Surfactant Solutions on Superhydrophobic Surfaces; M. Ferrari, F. Ravera and L. Liggieri

Characterisation of Wetting by Solidification of Agarose Solution Sessile Drops; O. Werner, B. Pettersson and L. Wågberg

The Role of Adaptive-Deformation of Water Strider Leg in Its Walking on Water; Q.-S. Zheng, Y. Yu and X.-Q. Feng

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