Superhydrophobic amorphous carbon/carbon nanotube nanocomposites
Han, Z. J., Tay, B. K., Shakerzadeh, M., & Ostrikov, K. (2009) Superhydrophobic amorphous carbon/carbon nanotube nanocomposites. Applied Physics Letters, 94(22), p. 223106.
Superhydrophobic amorphous carbon/carbon nanotube nanocomposites are fabricated by plasma immersion ion implantation with carbon nanotube forests as a template. The microstructure of the fabricated nanocomposites shows arrays of carbon nanotubes capped with amorphous carbon nanoparticles. Contact angle measurements show that both advancing and receding angles close to 180° can be achieved on the nanocomposites. The fabrication here does not require patterning of carbon nanotubes or deposition of conformal coatings with low surface energy, which are usually involved in conventional approaches for superhydrophobic surfaces. The relationship between the observed superhydrophobicity and the unique microstructure of the nanocomposites is discussed. © 2009 American Institute of Physics.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 American Institute of Physics|
|Deposited On:||10 Jul 2014 23:47|
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