Superhydrophobic surfaces using selected zinc oxide microrod growth on ink-jetted patterns
2011 (English)In: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, ISSN 0021-9797, E-ISSN 1095-7103, Vol. 354, no 2, 810-815 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The synthesis and properties of superhydrophobic surfaces based on binary surface topography made of zinc oxide (ZnO) microrod-decorated micropatterns are reported. ZnO is intrinsically hydrophilic but can be utilized to create hydrophobic surfaces by creating artificial roughness via microstructuring. Micron scale patterns consisting of nanocrystalline ZnO seed particles were applied to glass substrates with a modified ink-jet printer. Microrods were then grown on the patterns by a hydrothermal process without any further chemical modification. Water contact angle (WCA). 1Water contact angle (WCA).1 up to 153° was achieved. Different micro array patterned surfaces with varying response of static contact angle or sessile droplet analysis are reported
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2011. Vol. 354, no 2, 810-815 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-175233DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2010.11.004ISI: 000286157000052ScopusID: 2-s2.0-78650700434OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-175233DiVA: diva2:918282
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