Superhydrophobic surfaces: From natural to biomimetic to functional

Z. Guo, B.-L. Su, W. Liu

    Résultats de recherche: Contribution à un journal/une revueArticleRevue par des pairs

    Résumé

    Nature is the creation of aesthetic functional systems, in which many natural materials have vagarious structures. Inspired from nature, such as lotus leaf, butterfly' wings, showing excellent superhydrophobicity, scientists have recently fabricated a lot of biomimetic superhydrophobic surfaces by virtue of various smart and easy routes. Whilst, many examples, such as lotus effect, clearly tell us that biomimicry is dissimilar to a simple copying or duplicating of biological structures. In this feature article, we review the recent studies in both natural superhydrophobic surfaces and biomimetic superhydrophobic surfaces, and highlight some of the recent advances in the last four years, including the various smart routes to construct rough surfaces, and a lot of chemical modifications which lead to superhydrophobicity. We also review their functions and applications to date. Finally, the promising routes from biomimetic superhydrophobic surfaces in the next are proposed.
    langue originaleAnglais
    Pages (de - à)335-355
    Nombre de pages21
    journalOptics Letters
    Volume353
    Numéro de publication2
    Les DOIs
    Etat de la publicationPublié - 15 janv. 2011

    Empreinte digitale

    Examiner les sujets de recherche de « Superhydrophobic surfaces: From natural to biomimetic to functional ». Ensemble, ils forment une empreinte digitale unique.

    Contient cette citation