Creating long-lived superhydrophobic polymer surfaces through mechanically assembled monolayers.

  title={Creating long-lived superhydrophobic polymer surfaces through mechanically assembled monolayers.},
  author={Jan Genzer and Kirill Efimenko},
  volume={290 5499},
We show that elastomeric surfaces can be tailored using "mechanically assembled monolayers" (MAMs), structures that are fabricated by combining self-assembly of surface grafting molecules with mechanical manipulation of the grafting points in the underlying elastic surface. The versatility of this surface modification method is demonstrated by fabricating MAMs with semifluorinated (SF) molecules. These SF-MAMs have superior nonwetting and barrier properties in that they are "superhydrophobic… CONTINUE READING
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