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New Findings from Chongqing University Update Understanding of Corrosion Science (A facile approach to fabricate superhydrophobic Zn surface and its...

August 5, 2014



New Findings from Chongqing University Update Understanding of Corrosion Science (A facile approach to fabricate superhydrophobic Zn surface and its effect on corrosion resistance)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- A new study on Corrosion Science is now available. According to news reporting originating in Chongqing, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "A superhydrophobic Zn surface was prepared by the following facile approach. First, a simple method, water-only hydrothermal oxidation, was employed to fabricate loose-stacked ZnO nanorods with hexagonal cross-sections, resulting in a superhydrophilic Zn surface."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Chongqing University, "Then the superhydrophilic Zn was modified with a low-surface-energy compound, changing the surface character from superhydrophilicity to superhydrophobicity. The superhydrophobic surface reduced the Zn corrosion rate to about one-eighth of that with an untreated surface."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Such effective impact on corrosion resistance could be attributed to the obstructive effect and capillary effect caused by the surface superhydrophobicity."

For more information on this research see: A facile approach to fabricate superhydrophobic Zn surface and its effect on corrosion resistance. Corrosion Science, 2014;85():174-182. Corrosion Science can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Corrosion Science - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/260)

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting L.J. Li, Chongqing Univ, Sch Mat Sci & Engn, Chongqing 400044, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include Y.Z. Zhang, J.L. Lei, J.X. He, R. Lv, N.B. Li and F.S. Pan.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Chongqing, Corrosion Science, People's Republic of China

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