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Oil/water separation techniques: a review of recent progresses and future directions
Oil/water separation is a field of high significance as it has direct practical implications for resolving the problem of industrial oily wastewater and other oil/water pollution. Therefore, theExpand
Self-lubricating organogels (SLUGs) with exceptional syneresis-induced anti-sticking properties against viscous emulsions and ices
“Self-lubricating organogels (SLUGs)” are successfully prepared via a simple crosslinking reaction of polydimethylsiloxanes in the presence of several organic liquids. Due to the syneresis ofExpand
Fluoroalkylsilane Monolayers Formed by Chemical Vapor Surface Modification on Hydroxylated Oxide Surfaces
Water-repellent surfaces have been prepared by exposing Si substrates with a hydroxylated surface oxide to fluoroalkyl silane (FAS) vapor. Since this chemical vapor surface modification (CVSM) isExpand
A physical approach to specifically improve the mobility of alkane liquid drops.
While mobility of water drops was inferior and became worse at higher MWs, n-decane drops were found to experience little resistance to movement on these polymer brush films, which displayed lower resistances to liquid drop movement with decreasing polymer MW and surface tension of probe liquid as measured by contact angle (CA) hysteresis and tilt angle measurements. Expand
Preparation of ultra water-repellent films by microwave plasma-enhanced CVD
Abstract Ultra water-repellent films were prepared using tetramethylsilane (TMS) and fluoro-alkyl silane (FAS) by microwave plasma-enhanced CVD (PECVD). The contact angle for water drops increasedExpand
Organosilane self‐assembled monolayers formed at the vapour/solid interface
Self-assembly of organosilane molecules at the vapour/solid interface under atmospheric pressure conditions was explored in order to form a monolayer on oxide-covered silicon substrates. Three typesExpand
Spatially Defined Surface Modification of Poly(methyl methacrylate) Using 172 nm Vacuum Ultraviolet Light
Hydrophilization of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) substrates has been demonstrated using a excimer lamp radiating vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) light of 172 nm in wavelength. In this study, we haveExpand
Hydrophobic/superhydrophobic oxidized metal surfaces showing negligible contact angle hysteresis.
Dynamic wettability of oxidized metal surfaces could be tuned by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of 1,3,5,7-tetramethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D(4)(H)) by changing the CVD temperature, resulting in a marked difference in the final wetting properties. Expand
Bioactive glass-mesoporous silica coatings on Ti6Al4V through enameling and triblock-copolymer-templated sol-gel processing.
The combination of thick glass coatings that can protect Ti6Al4V from corrosion in the body fluids, and mesoporous silica films able to readily induce the formation of apatite when immersed in aExpand
Smooth, transparent and nonperfluorinated surfaces exhibiting unusual contact angle behavior toward organic liquids
Smooth, transparent and nonperfluorinated surfaces exhibiting unusual contact angle (CA) behavior toward various organic liquids have been prepared using a simple sol–gel solution containingExpand