New Materials Science Findings Has Been Reported by Investigators at South China University of Technology (Facile Fabrication of Superhydrophobic Surface with Excellent Mechanical Abrasion and Corrosion Resistance on Copper Substrate by a Novel ...)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- A new study on Materials Science is now available. According to news reporting from Guangzhou, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "A novel method for controllable fabrication of a superhydrophobic surface with a water contact angle of 162 +/- 1 degrees and a sliding angle of 3 +/- 0.5 degrees on copper substrate is reported in this Research Article. The facile and low-cost fabrication process is composed from the electrodeposition in traditional Watts bath and the heat-treatment in the presence of (heptadecafluoro-1,1,2,2-tetradecyl) triethoxysilane (AC-FAS)."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the South China University of Technology, "The superhydrophobicity of the fabricated surface results from its pine-cone-like hierarchical micro-nanostructure and the assembly of low-surface-energy fluorinated components on it. The superhydrophobic surface exhibits high microhardness and excellent mechanical abrasion resistance because it maintains superhydrophobicity after mechanical abrasion against 800 grit SiC sandpaper for 1.0 m at the applied pressure of 4.80 kPa. Moreover, the superhydrophobic surface has good chemical stability in both acidic and alkaline environments. The potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy test shows that the as-prepared superhydrophobic surface has excellent corrosion resistance that can provide effective protection for the bare Cu substrate. In addition, the as-prepared superhydrophobic surface has self-cleaning ability."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "It is believed that the facile and low-cost method offer an effective strategy and promising industrial applications for fabricating superhydrophobic surfaces on various metallic materials."
For more information on this research see: Facile Fabrication of Superhydrophobic Surface with Excellent Mechanical Abrasion and Corrosion Resistance on Copper Substrate by a Novel Method. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014;6(11):8762-8770. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/aamick)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting F.H. Su, S China Univ Technol, Sch Mech & Automot Engn, Guangzhou 510640, People's Republic of China.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Guangzhou, Materials Science, People's Republic of China
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