Bioinspired superhydrophobic carbonaceous hairy microstructures with strong water adhesion and high gas retaining capability.

Abstract

Various hydrophobic hairy carbonaceous fibers are obtained by a low-temperature CVD process on catalyst-patterned surface patches which are selectively coated with silica to make the surface superhydrophobic and yet allow strong water adhesion for the "Salvinia effect". The versatility of the functional hairy fiber surfaces is demonstrated with a liquid… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/adma.201300858

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