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Studies from Wroclaw University of Technology Provide New Data on Siloxanes (On the Surface Performance of Superhydrophobic Silicone Rubber Specimens...

July 30, 2014



Studies from Wroclaw University of Technology Provide New Data on Siloxanes (On the Surface Performance of Superhydrophobic Silicone Rubber Specimens Fabricated by Direct Replica Method)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Research findings on Siloxanes are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Wroclaw, Poland, by NewsRx editors, the research stated, "Biomimetic surface imitating microstructure of a lotus leaf cuticle was reproduced synthetically in industrial-grade silicone rubber specimens by means of direct replica method using random templates."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the Wroclaw University of Technology, "The specimens displayed roughness-induced increase of water contact angle and were characterized by static contact angle at 150 degrees superhydrophobic limit. Biomimetic silicone rubber specimens were also tested for prolonged exposure to air corona discharges."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Resultant loss of superhydrophobicity was accredited to elimination of microstructural features necessary for roughness-induced hydrophobicity boost due to physical etching of rough surface by corona-generated charged ion bombardment."

For more information on this research see: On the Surface Performance of Superhydrophobic Silicone Rubber Specimens Fabricated by Direct Replica Method. IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 2014;21(3):1183-1188. IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation can be contacted at: Ieee-Inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08855-4141, USA. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - www.ieee.org/; IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation - ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=94)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting P. Zylka, Wroclaw Univ Technol, Inst Elect Engn Fundamentals, PL-50370 Wroclaw, Poland (see also Siloxanes).

Keywords for this news article include: Wroclaw, Poland, Europe, Bioengineering, Biomimetics, Bionanotechnology, Biotechnology, Emerging Technologies, Nanobiotechnology, Nanotechnology, Silicones, Siloxanes

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Source: Biotech Week


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