The superhydrophobicity of polymer surfaces: Recent developments

Neil J. Shirtcliffe, Glen McHale, Michael I. Newton

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Superhydrophobicity is the extreme water repellence of highly textured surfaces. The field of superhydrophobicity research has reached a stage where huge numbers of candidate treatments have been proposed and jumps have been made in theoretically describing them. There now seems to be a move to more practical concerns and to considering the demands of individual applications instead of more general cases. With these developments, polymeric surfaces with their huge variety of properties have come to the fore and are fast becoming the material of choice for designing, developing, and producing superhydrophobic surfaces. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Polym Sci Part B: Polym Phys 49: 1203–1217, 2011
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1203-1217
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2011

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • anti-reflection
  • fog collection
  • ice resistance
  • micromolding
  • plastron
  • polymers
  • self-cleaning
  • superoloephobicity


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