Biomimetic creation of hierarchical surface structures by combining colloidal self-assembly and Au sputter deposition.

@article{Xiu2006BiomimeticCO,
  title={Biomimetic creation of hierarchical surface structures by combining colloidal self-assembly and Au sputter deposition.},
  author={Yonghao Xiu and Lingbo Zhu and Dennis W. Hess and Ching-Ping Wong},
  journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 23},
  pages={9676-81}
}
Surfaces of hexagonally packed silica spheres have been functionalized with silanes containing different hydrocarbon or fluorocarbon chains. The resulting chemical and physical structures were studied to establish the effect of surface hydrophobicity on the measured contact angles on the rough surfaces. The results were used to assess the effects of surface… CONTINUE READING