Superhydrophobic Surfaces

Superhydrophobic Surfaces
Author: Russell J. Crawford,Elena P. Ivanova
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2015-02-19
ISBN 10: 0128013311
ISBN 13: 9780128013311
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Superhydrophobic Surfaces Book Review:

Superhydrophobic Surfaces analyzes the fundamental concepts of superhydrophobicity and gives insight into the design of superhydrophobic surfaces. The book serves as a reference for the manufacturing of materials with superior water-repellency, self-cleaning, anti-icing and corrosion resistance. It thoroughly discusses many types of hydrophobic surfaces such as natural superhydrophobic surfaces, superhydrophobic polymers, metallic superhydrophobic surfaces, biological interfaces, and advanced/hybrid superhydrophobic surfaces. Provides an adequate blend of complex engineering concepts with in-depth explanations of biological principles guiding the advancement of these technologies Describes complex ideas in simple scientific language, avoiding overcomplicated equations and discipline-specific jargon Includes practical information for manufacturing superhydrophobic surfaces Written by experts with complementary skills and diverse scientific backgrounds in engineering, microbiology and surface sciences

Superhydrophobic Surfaces

Superhydrophobic Surfaces
Author: Alain Carré,K. L. Mittal
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 495
Release: 2009-04-24
ISBN 10: 9004165932
ISBN 13: 9789004165939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Superhydrophobic Surfaces Book Review:

Superhydrophobic surfaces (water contact angles higher than 150º) can only be achieved by a combination of hydrophobicity (low surface energy materials) with appropriate surface texture. In nature one can find an array of impressive and elegant examples of superhydrophobic surfaces. For example, on a lotus leaf rain drops bounce off after impact, then entirely roll off the lotus leaf and drag along any dirt particles, without leaving residues. The artificial design of superhydrophobic and self-cleaning surfaces has become an extremely active area of fundamental and applied research.This book presents both fundamental and applied aspects of superhydrophobic surfaces. It describes also different strategies for making superhydrophobic surfaces from a large diversity of materials (polymers, metals and other inorganic materials, composites) and processes (lithographic techniques, electrochemical processes, self-assembly processes, colloidal particles, sol-gel processes, nanofilaments, or simple scraping).A bountiful of information is covered in this book which represents cumulative wisdom of many world-renowned researchers in the fascinating and burgeoning area of superhydrophobic surfaces.

Superhydrophobic Surfaces and Coatings

Superhydrophobic Surfaces and Coatings
Author: Teresa M. Henderson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2017-02-01
ISBN 10: 9781536108316
ISBN 13: 1536108316
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Superhydrophobic Surfaces and Coatings Book Review:

This book provides new research on superhydrophobic surfaces and coatings. Chapter One reviews preparation and applications of silicone based superhydrophobic coatings. Chapter Two discusses the recent progress of bioinspired superhydrophobic surfaces generated by one step laser ablation technique. Chapter Three analyses the most modern techniques of superhydrophobic surface design and methods of its characterisation. Chapter Four examines rapid fabrication of hierarchical microstructures on biomimetic polymer surfaces with gradually tuneable water adhesion from slippery to sticky superhydrophobicity.

Surfaces and Interfaces of Biomimetic Superhydrophobic Materials

Surfaces and Interfaces of Biomimetic Superhydrophobic Materials
Author: Zhiguang Guo,Fuchao Yang
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN 10: 3527806717
ISBN 13: 9783527806713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surfaces and Interfaces of Biomimetic Superhydrophobic Materials Book Review:

A comprehensive and systematic treatment that focuses on surfaces and interfaces phenomena inhabited in biomimetic superhydrophobic materials, offering new fundamentals and novel insights. As such, this new book covers the natural surfaces, fundamentals, fabrication methods and exciting applications of superhydrophobic materials, with particular attention paid to the smart surfaces that can show switchable and reversible water wettability under external stimuli, such as pH, temperature, light, solvents, and electric fields. It also includes recent theoretical advances of superhydrophobic surfaces with regard to the wetting process, and some promising breakthroughs to promote this theory. As a result, materials scientists, physicists, physical chemists, chemical engineers, and biochemists will benefit greatly from a deeper understanding of this topic.

Superhydrophobic Surfaces

Superhydrophobic Surfaces
Author: Mehdi Khodaei
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2020-07
ISBN 10: 1838805974
ISBN 13: 9781838805975
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bioinspired Superhydrophobic Surfaces

Bioinspired Superhydrophobic Surfaces
Author: Frédéric Guittard,Thierry Darmanin
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2017-10-06
ISBN 10: 1351859587
ISBN 13: 9781351859585
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioinspired Superhydrophobic Surfaces Book Review:

Materials with superhydrophobic or related properties are one of the most studied subjects from a theoretical point of view and also for the large range of possible applications, for example, anticorrosion, antibacteria, optical devices, and sensors. The study of natural species with special wettability has shown us the importance of surface structures and the surface energy of the resulting surface properties. Various strategies can be used to reproduce superhydrophobic phenomena in the laboratory. General reviews on superhydrophobic properties already exist but, to our knowledge, do not focus on metallic and inorganic materials. Here, we focus especially on the strategies implemented for reaching superhydrophobic or related properties using metallic and inorganic materials. Indeed, these materials present unique properties, for example, thermal and mechanical resistance, chemical and ageing resistance, and optical (transparency, antireflection, photoluminescence) and electrical properties (conducting, semiconducting, insulating). This book will be useful for graduate students of materials chemistry and physics and for researchers in surface science, nanostructures, and bioinspired or biomimetic materials.

Superhydrophobic Surfaces

Superhydrophobic Surfaces
Author: Russell J. Crawford,Elena P. Ivanova
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 165
Release: 2015-02-23
ISBN 10: 9780128011096
ISBN 13: 0128011092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Superhydrophobic Surfaces Book Review:

Superhydrophobic Surfaces analyzes the fundamental concepts of superhydrophobicity and gives insight into the design of superhydrophobic surfaces. The book serves as a reference for the manufacturing of materials with superior water-repellency, self-cleaning, anti-icing and corrosion resistance. It thoroughly discusses many types of hydrophobic surfaces such as natural superhydrophobic surfaces, superhydrophobic polymers, metallic superhydrophobic surfaces, biological interfaces, and advanced/hybrid superhydrophobic surfaces. Provides an adequate blend of complex engineering concepts with in-depth explanations of biological principles guiding the advancement of these technologies Describes complex ideas in simple scientific language, avoiding overcomplicated equations and discipline-specific jargon Includes practical information for manufacturing superhydrophobic surfaces Written by experts with complementary skills and diverse scientific backgrounds in engineering, microbiology and surface sciences

Superhydrophobic Polymer Coatings

Superhydrophobic Polymer Coatings
Author: Sushanta Samal,Smita Mohanty,Sanjay Kumar Nayak
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2019-08-21
ISBN 10: 0128172835
ISBN 13: 9780128172834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Superhydrophobic Polymer Coatings Book Review:

Superhydrophobic Polymer Coatings: Fundamentals, Design, Fabrication, and Applications offers a comprehensive overview of the preparation and applications of polymer coatings with superhydrophobicity, guiding the reader through advanced techniques and scientific principles. Sections present detailed information on the fundamental theories and methods behind the preparation of superhydrophobic polymer coatings and demonstrate the current and potential applications of these materials, covering a range of novel and marketable uses across industry, including coatings with properties such as foul resistance and self-cleaning, anti-icing and ice-release, corrosion inhibition, antibacterial, anti-reflection, slip and drag reduction, oil-water separation, and advanced medical applications. This book is a highly valuable resource for academic researchers, scientists and advanced students working on polymer coatings or polymer surface modifications, as well as professionals across polymer science, polymer chemistry, plastics engineering, and materials science. The detailed information in this book will also be of great interest to scientists, R&D professionals, product designers and engineers who are looking to develop products with superhydrophobic coatings. Presents in-depth information on the advanced methods required in the preparation of superhydrophobic polymer coatings Covers the latest advances in the design of polymer coatings with superhydrophobic properties, including nanofabrication Explains cutting-edge industrial and medical applications, including self-cleaning coatings, corrosion inhibition, anti-icing and ice-release, and oil-water separation

Theoretical Study of Drop Impact on Structured Surfaces

Theoretical Study of Drop Impact on Structured Surfaces
Author: Soseh Zadoorian
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:948510143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theoretical Study of Drop Impact on Structured Surfaces Book Review:

"Droplet impact on superhydrophobic surfaces has been studied extensively due to its abundance and importance in natural and industrial phenomena. As superhydrophobic surfaces may lose their superhydrophobicity due to droplet impact in many applications, the robustness of the superhydrophobic surfaces is important. The superhydrophobicity of a surface is characterized by the surface chemistry and roughness. The liquid on a rough surface forms a liquid-air interface due to the existence of air inside the surface cavities. To have a robust superhydrophobic surface, the liquid should not wet the entire surface cavities, but only the top of surface asperities. Thus, the liquid will be supported by a liquid-solid and a liquid-air interface. Liquid penetration into the air cavities will lead to an irreversible transition. To prevent this wetting transition, a design criterion for regularly patterned rough surfaces is established based on a pressure balance on the liquid-air interface. The effective pressure terms on the liquid-air interface for an impacting droplet condition are introduced first. To avoid liquid penetration, the wetting pressure, which is the Water-hammer pressure, must be smaller than the non-wetting pressure, which is the Laplace pressure. In this work, these two pressure terms are modified for rough structured surfaces. The Water-hammer pressure for structured surfaces is derived based on two different approaches, the impacting droplet model and the electrical circuit model. According to the derived equation for the Water-hammer pressure on structured surfaces, a correlation for the water-hammer coefficient is introduced for structured surfaces. The Laplace pressure on structured surfaces is modified based on two simplifying assumptions for the shape of the liquid-air interface. A spherical cap shape is assumed for the liquid-air interface and a sagging wetting transition mechanism is considered.It is shown that both pressure terms can be derived as a function of surface structures. Thus the pressure balance results in a design criterion for the surface structures. In addition to the pressure balance, another design criterion is presented based on the limiting penetration depth for the liquid-air interface inside the surface cavities at the moment of impact." --

Superhydrophobic Polymer Surfaces

Superhydrophobic Polymer Surfaces
Author: Iskender Yilgoer
Publsiher: Smithers Rapra
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2016-11-23
ISBN 10: 1910242861
ISBN 13: 9781910242865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Superhydrophobic Polymer Surfaces Book Review:

Surface properties play critical roles in determining the durability and overall performance of polymeric materials for applications in many different fields. Recent investigations on naturally superhydrophobic surfaces such as plant leaves and insect wings led to a clear understanding of the close relationship between surface topography, roughness, chemical structure and superhydrophobicity. This led to a dramatic increase in research efforts on the preparation and characterisation of polymeric systems with superhydrophobic surfaces. Current and potential uses of such materials in a wide range of applications also make them commercially very attractive.The main focus of this book is to provide a comprehensive overview of the new developments regarding the preparation and characterisation of superhydrophobic polymeric surfaces. A large number of methods used in the preparation of robust and durable superhydrophobic polymer surfaces and their advantages and disadvantages are discussed. Close relationship between the polymer composition, hierarchical micro/nano surface topography and superhydrophobic behavior are provided. In addition to the practical aspects, special emphasis is also given to the discussion of the theoretical foundations of the wetting behavior of rough surfaces.Nature is the ultimate guide for the preparation of functional materials and surfaces. As discussed in detail in the book, using biomimetic approaches it is possible to design and produce superhydrophobic surfaces with interesting functionalities. The most critical tasks for the scientists and engineers working in the field seem to be; (i) to clearly understand the relations between surface compositions, topography and surface properties; (ii) to develop simple laboratory techniques and commercially viable production methods to produce superhydrophobic surfaces and devices mimicking the natural systems; and (iii) to demonstrate novel applications in research laboratory and develop commercial applications for these materials with smart and multifunctional surfaces.This book provides a clear understanding of the theoretical foundations of superhydrophobicity together with practical experimental guidance for the preparation of such polymeric surfaces to researchers and application engineers working in the field.

Condensed and Melting Droplet Behavior on Superhydrophobic Surfaces

Condensed and Melting Droplet Behavior on Superhydrophobic Surfaces
Author: Fuqiang Chu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2020-10-30
ISBN 10: 9811584931
ISBN 13: 9789811584930
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Condensed and Melting Droplet Behavior on Superhydrophobic Surfaces Book Review:

This book introduces the fabrication of superhydrophobic surfaces and some unique droplet behaviors during condensation and melting phase change on superhydrophobic surfaces, and discusses the relationship between droplet behavior and surface wettability. The contents in this book, which are all research hotspots currently, shall not only bring new insights into the physics of condensation and icing/frosting phenomena, but also provide theoretical support to solve the heat transfer deterioration, the ice/frost accretion and other related engineering problems. This book is for the majority of graduate students and researchers in related scientific areas.

Research Perspectives on Functional Micro and Nanoscale Coatings

Research Perspectives on Functional Micro  and Nanoscale Coatings
Author: Zuzuarregui, Ana
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 511
Release: 2016-04-11
ISBN 10: 1522500677
ISBN 13: 9781522500674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Perspectives on Functional Micro and Nanoscale Coatings Book Review:

Just as chemistry is a part of our daily lives, functional coatings can be found in almost every object, gadget or device you can see or touch. However, in the last 20 years the advances made in the preparation of different functional coatings with diverse compositions have allowed the development of nanoscale coatings that are more cost-effective and environmentally conscious than traditional coatings. Research Perspectives on Functional Micro- and Nanoscale Coatings highlights critical research on preparation methods, modification, organization, and utilization of functional coatings in micro, nano, and biotechnology. Emphasizing emerging developments and global research perspectives, this publication is a pivotal resource for engineers, researchers, and graduate-level students interested in learning about emerging developments in functional coatings and nanotechnology.

Development of Scalable and Hierarchical Superhydrophobic Surfaces for Drag Reduction

Development of Scalable and Hierarchical Superhydrophobic Surfaces for Drag Reduction
Author: Venkata Srikrishna Pillutla
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1029743318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Development of Scalable and Hierarchical Superhydrophobic Surfaces for Drag Reduction Book Review:

This dissertation discusses the technology to reduce friction drag of water flow using superhydrophobic surfaces. Water drops show very diverse and interesting behavior when interacting with solid surfaces of different wettabilities. Depending on the texture of the underlying surface and the solid surface energy, the water drop may display states ranging from super-wetting (superhydrophilic) to near-perfect non-wetting (superhydrophobic). Superhydrophobicity, in particular, refers to a state that occurs on a textured surface, on which the liquid may not penetrate into the surface asperities. Consequently, the drop partially sits on air that is entrapped between numerous asperities of the textured surface. The entrapped air forms a barrier between the solid surface and the liquid drop, thus forming a solid-liquid-air composite interface. Among various properties of a superhydrophobic surface, one particularly interesting and of potential impact is the reduction in skin friction drag. The air layer entrapped in the noted composite interface functions as a lubrication layer for bulk water, and it has been known that, at least theoretically, it is possible to decrease the viscous dissipation in the boundary layer for water flowing past a superhydrophobic surface. The objective of this current research is to comprehend the role of surface texture on the static and dynamic interactions of the liquid with such superhydrophobic surfaces, and to incorporate the obtained understanding to develop superhydrophobic surfaces that display large reduction in drag. The first part of this dissertation introduces the basics of wetting and non-wetting phenomena on solid surfaces, both smooth and textured. Emphasis will be laid on understanding the correlation between the texture topography of a surface and its wettability to liquids, and how superhydrophobic surfaces form composite interfaces and display high repellency against water. The second part of the dissertation delves into the dynamics of water on the textured surfaces, with the focus on the correlation between the texture topography and the slip length, a measure of drag reduction. This research discusses how it is virtually impossible for a superhydrophobic surface with a single-scale texture to achieve a large slip length without compromising the robustness against external perturbations. The current study then presents the key hypothesis – a hierarchically-textured superhydrophobic surface can achieve both large slip length and high robustness simultaneously. The current study validates the said hypothesis through empirical study of the reduction in drag in laminar and turbulent regime, using rheometry and particle image velocimetry respectively. Final part of the dissertation gives an outlook on the future work that is necessary for further improvement of this field of wetting science.

Bio Inspired Surfaces and Applications

Bio Inspired Surfaces and Applications
Author: Eddie Y K Ng,Yuehao Luo
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2016-06-21
ISBN 10: 9814704504
ISBN 13: 9789814704502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bio Inspired Surfaces and Applications Book Review:

Through millions of years' natural selection, sharkskin has developed into a kind of drag-reducing surface. This book shows how to investigate, model, fabricate and apply sharkskin's unique surface properties, creating a flexible platform for surface and materials engineers and scientists to readily adopt or adapt for their own bio-inspired materials. Rather than inundate the reader with too many examples of materials inspired by nature, sharkskin has been chosen as the center-piece to illustrate accurate 3D digital modeling of surfaces, complete numerical simulation of micro flow field, different fabrication methods, and application to natural gas pipelining. This is a must-read for any researcher or engineer involved in bio-inspired surfaces and materials studies. Contents:Self-Cleaning and Superhydrophobic Surfaces (G G Li, Y T Zhao, L Zhang, B D Liu, Y Luo, B Y Li, E Y K Ng)Treatments and Constructing Digital Model of Biological Shark Skin/Shark (G G Li, Y T Zhao, L Zhang, Y Luo, E Y K Ng)Different Approaches to Manufacture Low Viscous Resistance Drag with Biomimetic Textures (J Wang, Y T Zhao, L Zhang, Y Luo, E Y K Ng)Different Characteristic Analysis of Drag-Reducing Surface with Biological Morphology (J Wang, Y T Zhao, L Zhang, Y Luo, E Y K Ng)Application of Biomimetic Shark Skin Surface in Natural Gas Pipelining (J Wang, Y T Zhao, L Zhang, Y Luo, E Y K Ng)Biomimetic Surfaces for Enhanced Dropwise Condensation Heat Transfer: Mimic Nature and Transcend Nature (Youmin Hou, Zuankai Wang, Shuhuai Yao)Large-Scale Fabrication of Biomimetic Drag-Reduction Surface via Bio-Replication of Shark Skin (Huawei Chen, Deyuan Zhang, Xin Zhang, Da Che)Study of Flow over Dimpled Cylinder for Drag Reduction (Tan S P, Koh J H and Ng Y K Eddie)Fluid Flow in Biomimetics Simulated Vessel Having a Grooved Surface: An Investigation of the Effect of Riblets in Drag Reduction (Guangming Hu)3-D Modelling of Biological Systems for Biomimetics (Shujun Zhang, Donghui Chen, Kevin Hapeshi and Xu Zhang)Superhydrophobic Surfaces with Hierarchical Structures Inspired by Nature Leaves (Yuying Yan and Nan Gao)Bio-Inspired Macro-Morphologic Surface Modifications to Reduce Soil–Tool Adhesion (Peeyush Soni and Vilas M Salokhe)Application of Bio-Inspired Surfaces in Reducing Adhesion to the Surfaces of Soil-Engaging Components of Agricultural and Earth-Moving Machinery (Rashid Qaisrani and Li Jianqiao)Application of Bionic Technologies for Soil-Engaging Tillage Components in Northeast China (Ji-yu Sun, Zhi-jun Zhang, Jin Tong, and Hong-lei Jia) Readership: Materials and Surface Engineers, bioengineers specialising in surfaces and materials, Oil and Gas pipeline engineers.

X ray Characterization of Nanostructured Energy Materials by Synchrotron Radiation

X ray Characterization of Nanostructured Energy Materials by Synchrotron Radiation
Author: Mehdi Khodaei,Luca Petaccia
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2017-03-22
ISBN 10: 9535130137
ISBN 13: 9789535130130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

X ray Characterization of Nanostructured Energy Materials by Synchrotron Radiation Book Review:

Nowadays, nanomaterials are attracting huge attentions not only from a basic research point of view but also for their potential applications. Since finding the structure-property-processing relationships can open new windows in the application of materials, the material characterizations play a crucial role in the research and development of materials science. The increasing demand for energy with the necessity to find alternative renewable and sustainable energy sources leads to the rapid growth in attention to energy materials. In this book, the results of some outstanding researches on synchrotron-based characterization of nanostructured materials related to energy applications are presented.

Fabrication of Surface Micro and Nanostructures for Superhydrophobic Surfaces in Electric and Electronic Applications

Fabrication of Surface Micro  and Nanostructures for Superhydrophobic Surfaces in Electric and Electronic Applications
Author: Yonghao Xiu
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:430522609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fabrication of Surface Micro and Nanostructures for Superhydrophobic Surfaces in Electric and Electronic Applications Book Review:

In our study, the superhydrophobic surface based on biomimetic lotus leave is explored to maintain the desired properties for self-cleaning. In controlling bead-up and roll-off characteristics of water droplets the contact angle and contact angle hysteresis were very important and we investigated the determining conditions on different model surfaces with micro- and nanostructures. Two governing equations were proposed, one for contact angle based on Laplace pressure and one for contact angle hysteresis based on Young-Dupré equation. Based on these understanding on superhydrophobicity, possible applications of the superhydrophobicity for self-cleaning and water repellency were explored and application related technical issues were addressed. Based on our understanding of the roughness effect on superhydrophobicity (both contact angle and hysteresis), structured surfaces from polybutadiene, polyurethane, silica, and Si etc were successfully prepared. For engineering applications of superhydrophobic surfaces, stability issues regarding UV, mechanical robustness and humid environment need to be investigated. Among these factors, UV stability is the first one to be studied. Silica surfaces with excellent UV stability were prepared. UV stability on the surface currently is 5,500 h according the standard test method of ASTM D 4329. No degradation on surface superhydrophobicity was observed. New methods for preparing superhydrophobic and transparent silica surfaces were investigated using urea-choline chloride eutectic liquid to generate fine roughness and reduce the cost for preparation of surface structures.

Surface Energy

Surface Energy
Author: Mahmood Aliofkhazraei
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2015-12-16
ISBN 10: 9535122169
ISBN 13: 9789535122166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surface Energy Book Review:

The words hydro, phobic and philic are derived from Greek and they mean water, fear and adoration respectively. These words are being used to define the interaction of water and other materials. As an example, these words are being used in classification of liquids and solids based on their solubility in water, as well as classification of solid surfaces regarding to their wettability. A lot of surfaces in the nature have Superhydrophobic and self-cleaning properties. For example the wings of a butterfly, leaves of some plants, including cabbage and Indian Cress, have the mentioned properties. The best example is the LOTUS leaf. This book collects new developments in the science of surface energy.

Bioinspired Superhydrophobic Surfaces

Bioinspired Superhydrophobic Surfaces
Author: Frédéric Guittard,Thierry Darmanin
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2017-10-06
ISBN 10: 1351859595
ISBN 13: 9781351859592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioinspired Superhydrophobic Surfaces Book Review:

Materials with superhydrophobic or related properties are one of the most studied subjects from a theoretical point of view and also for the large range of possible applications, for example, anticorrosion, antibacteria, optical devices, and sensors. The study of natural species with special wettability has shown us the importance of surface structures and the surface energy of the resulting surface properties. Various strategies can be used to reproduce superhydrophobic phenomena in the laboratory. General reviews on superhydrophobic properties already exist but, to our knowledge, do not focus on metallic and inorganic materials. Here, we focus especially on the strategies implemented for reaching superhydrophobic or related properties using metallic and inorganic materials. Indeed, these materials present unique properties, for example, thermal and mechanical resistance, chemical and ageing resistance, and optical (transparency, antireflection, photoluminescence) and electrical properties (conducting, semiconducting, insulating). This book will be useful for graduate students of materials chemistry and physics and for researchers in surface science, nanostructures, and bioinspired or biomimetic materials.

Non wettable Surfaces

Non wettable Surfaces
Author: Robin Ras,Abraham Marmur
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2016-11-25
ISBN 10: 1782621547
ISBN 13: 9781782621546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Non wettable Surfaces Book Review:

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Ice Adhesion

Ice Adhesion
Author: K. L. Mittal,Chang-Hwan Choi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2020-11-24
ISBN 10: 1119640377
ISBN 13: 9781119640370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ice Adhesion Book Review:

The book containing 18 chapters is divided into three parts: Part 1: Fundamentals of Ice Formation and Ice Characteristics; Part 2: Ice Adhesion and Its Measurement; and Part 3: Methods to Mitigate Ice Adhesion. The topics covered Include: Factors influencing the formation, adhesion and friction of ice; ice nucleation on solid surfaces; physics of ice nucleation and growth on a surface; condensation frosting; defrosting properties of structured surfaces; relationship between surface free energy and ice adhesion to surfaces; metrology of ice adhesion; test methods for quantifying ice adhesion strength to surfaces; interlaboratory studies of ice adhesion strength; mechanisms of surface icing and deicing technologies; anti-icing using microstructured surfaces; durability assessment of icephobic coatings; bio-inspired icephobic coatings; challenges in rational fabrication of icephobic surfaces; protection from ice accretion on aircraft; and numerical modeling and its application to inflight icing.