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J Colloid Interface Sci. 2013 Apr 1;395:326-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jcis.2012.12.036. Epub 2012 Dec 28.

Fabrication of microcavity-array superhydrophobic surfaces using an improved template method.

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  • 1College of Chemistry and Materials Engineering, Wenzhou University, Zhejiang 325035, PR China.


We fabricated the first superhydrophobic (SH) surface with microcavities, using a simple process. The process included an improved template method (ITM) for constructing the SH surface with cavities, using taro leaves as a pattern mask, and a dip-coating method for modifying the SH surface. The results obtained using the ITM are significantly better than those achieved using traditional template methods. In addition, the water-repellence of the microcavities surface was significantly enhanced by decorating with a layer of polymerized n-octadecylsiloxane nanosheets.

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