Hydrophobic duck feathers and their simulation on textile substrates for water repellent treatment.

@article{Liu2008HydrophobicDF,
  title={Hydrophobic duck feathers and their simulation on textile substrates for water repellent treatment.},
  author={Yuyang Liu and Xianqiong Chen and John H. Xin},
  journal={Bioinspiration & biomimetics},
  year={2008},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={
          046007
        }
}
  • Yuyang Liu, Xianqiong Chen, John H. Xin
  • Published in Bioinspiration & biomimetics 2008
  • Engineering, Medicine
  • Inspired by the non-wetting phenomena of duck feathers, the water repellent property of duck feathers was studied at the nanoscale. The microstructures of the duck feather were investigated by a scanning electron microscope (SEM) imaging method through a step-by-step magnifying procedure. The SEM results show that duck feathers have a multi-scale structure and that this multi-scale structure as well as the preening oil are responsible for their super hydrophobic behavior. The microstructures of… CONTINUE READING

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