Superhydrophobicity of self-assembled PFDTS nanostructures

M.A. Raza, Ernst S. Kooij, Arend van Silfhout, Bene Poelsema

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The self-assembled formation of PFDTS features on mono- and multilayered silica sphere arrays is studied. The multiscaled roughness induced by PFDTS nanostructures on multilayer arrays gives rise to superhydrophobic behaviour. In contrast to previous work, the role of PFDTS is two-fold: it lowers the surface energy and simultaneously provides the essential roughness to achieve superhydrophobicity. The importance of water in the formation of the nanostructured surfaces is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTrends in Colloid and Interface Science XXIV
EditorsVictor Starov, Karel Prochazka
Place of PublicationPrague
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2011
Event24th Conference of the European Colloid and Interface Society, ECIS 2010 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 5 Sep 201010 Sep 2010
Conference number: 24

Publication series

ISSN (Print)0340-255X


Conference24th Conference of the European Colloid and Interface Society, ECIS 2010
Abbreviated titleECIS
CountryCzech Republic


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