Porous materials show superhydrophobic to superhydrophilic switching

Shirtcliffe, Neil, McHale, Glen, Newton, Michael, Perry, Carole and Roach, Paul (2005) Porous materials show superhydrophobic to superhydrophilic switching. Chemical Communications (25). pp. 3135-3137. ISSN 1359-7345

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b502896e

Abstract

Switching between superhydrophobicity and superhydrophilicity in porous materials was predicted theoretically and demonstrated experimentally with the example of thermally induced contact angle change; tunability of this system was also demonstrated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sol-gel method, silica aerogels, surfaces, lotus, water, superhydrophobic, superhydrophilic, surfactant
Subjects: F100 Chemistry
F200 Materials Science
F300 Physics
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Glen McHale
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2012 10:07
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2017 14:05
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/8336

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