Artificial silver ragwort surface

Zhong-Ze Gu; Hong-Mei Wei; Rui-Qian Zhang; Guo-Zhi Han; Chao Pan; Hong Zhang; Xing-Jun Tian; Zhi-Ming Chen
May 2005
Applied Physics Letters;5/16/2005, Vol. 86 Issue 20, p201915
Academic Journal
Creatures adapted to environmental conditions in a variety of ways, on the macroscopic as well as the microscopic scale. The evolved structures always give a hint about the design of functional materials. Recently, inspired by the trichomes on the surface of silver ragwort, we fabricated a surface with superhydrophobicity and light-shielding simultaneously by simply transforming polystyrene to the trichomeslike structure.


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