Fabrication of semi-transparent super-hydrophobic surface based on silica hierarchical structures
KAUST Grant NumberKUK-C1-014-12
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AbstractThis study successfully develops a versatile method of producing superhydrophobic surfaces with micro/nano-silica hierarchical structures on glass surfaces. Optically transparent super hydrophobic silica thin films were prepared by spin-coating silica particles suspended in a precursor solution of silane, ethanol, and H2O with molar ratio of 1:4:4. The resulting super hydrophobic films were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), optical transmission, and contact angle measurements. The glass substrates in this study were modified with different particles: micro-silica particles, nano-silica particles, and hierarchical structures. This study includes SEM micrographs of the modified glass surfaces with hierarchical structures at different magnifications. © 2011 The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
CitationChen P-H, Hsu C-C, Lee P-S, Lin C-S (2011) Fabrication of semi-transparent super-hydrophobic surface based on silica hierarchical structures. J Mech Sci Technol 25: 43–47. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12206-010-1013-0.
SponsorsThe financial support for this study was provided by the KAUST Award with a project number of KUK-C1-014-12.