Superhydrophobic surfaces with nanofibers or nanorods based on thiophene derivatives

Zhixin Jia; Mingxian Liu; Fang Liu; Yuanfang Luo; Demin Jia; Baochun Guo
January 2010
Applied Physics Letters;1/25/2010, Vol. 96 Issue 4, p043108
Academic Journal
Fabricating superhydrophobic surfaces via self-assembly of organic conjugated small molecules is realized by spray-drying the thiophene derivates organic solutions. Formation of microsized pores and arrayed nanofibers or nanorods on the surfaces is responsible for the superhydrophobicity of the coatings. This technique can be applied for fabrication of large area superhydrophobic surfaces with conjugated molecules on different substrates.


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