Superhydrophobic Polymers

Bazaka, Olha & Bazaka, Kateryna (2015) Superhydrophobic Polymers. In Crawford, Russell J. & Ivanova, Elena P. (Eds.) Superhydrophobic Surfaces. Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 67-85.

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Superhydrophobic polymers are particularly attractive materials, as they combine low cost, ease of processing, and compatibility with a variety of applications. Surfaces that display the Cassie–Baxter wetting state are particularly attractive for their self-cleaning properties. In this chapter, a brief overview of the wetting principles will be followed by an account of several techniques currently used to impart superhydrophobicity onto polymer surfaces. Surface roughness and surface structure will be the focus of this chapter, with an emphasis on topographies that exhibit microscale or nanoscale features arranged in hierarchical order.

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ID Code: 92113
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Cassie–Baxter state, Nanotopography, Polymer brush, Superhydrophobic polymer, Templating
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-801109-6.00005-7
ISBN: 9780128011096
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MATERIALS ENGINEERING (091200)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Elsevier Inc.
Deposited On: 20 Jan 2016 22:56
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2016 23:43

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