Bioinspired self-repairing slippery surfaces with pressure-stable omniphobicity

From Soft-Matter
Revision as of 20:04, 29 September 2011 by Daniel (Talk | contribs) (Introduction)

Jump to: navigation, search

Introduction

Most of current state-of-the-art superhydrophobic surfaces are based on the lotus leaf effect, where they owe their superhydrophobic nature to the composite air-solid-liquid interface (Cassie-Baxter model) which reduces solid-liquid contact area resulting in liquid repellency.

Results

Surface1.png

Surface2.png

Surface3.png

References

1. T.S. Wong, S.H. Kang, S.K.Y. Tang, E.J. Smythe, B.D. Hatton, A. Grinthal & J. Aizenberg, "Bioinspired self-repairing slippery surfaces with pressure-stable omniphobicity", Nature 2011