The superhydrophobicity of polymer surfaces: Recent developments

Shirtcliffe, Neil, McHale, Glen and Newton, Michael (2011) The superhydrophobicity of polymer surfaces: Recent developments. Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 49 (17). pp. 1203-1217. ISSN 0887-6266

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Abstract

Superhydrophobicity is the extreme water repellence of highly textured surfaces. The field of superhydrophobicity research has reached a stage where huge numbers of candidate treatments have been proposed and jumps have been made in theoretically describing them. There now seems to be a move to more practical concerns and to considering the demands of individual applications instead of more general cases. With these developments, polymeric surfaces with their huge variety of properties have come to the fore and are fast becoming the material of choice for designing, developing, and producing superhydrophobic surfaces. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Polym Sci Part B: Polym Phys 49: 1203–1217, 2011

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: anti-reflection, fog collection, ice resistance, micromolding, plastron, polymers, self-cleaning, superoloephobicity
Subjects: F200 Materials Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2012 15:48
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 23:58
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5210

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