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Sustainable approach for the development of durable superhydrophobic metallic surfaces
Mandal P., Ivvala J., ,
Published in Elsevier B.V.
Volume: 279
In the present work, we devised a facile, and environmental imprinting and hot-water treatments for developing a durable self-cleaning aluminum surface. The micro and nanostructured surfaces were composed of pillars and ellipsoidal flakes, respectively. The fluorination (vapor deposition) of surfaces imparted superhydrophobicity (θs > 150°), with high adhesion observed for micro-patterned surface, while nano and hierarchical surfaces exhibited low hysteresis and tilting angles (θ < 5°). The nanostructured (ΔE=-0.3J/m) surface has shown the prevalence of stable Cassie state compared to hierarchical (ΔE=-0.07J/m) counterpart. The nanostructured surface has also exhibited higher durability under static and dynamic conditions than the hierarchical counterpart. © 2020 Elsevier B.V.
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