Programming nanostructured soft biological surfaces_revised manuscript_REAL


Here we present the first successful attempt to programme the surface properties of nanostructured soft biological tissues by atomic layer deposition (ALD). The nanopatterned surface of lotus leaf was tuned by 3-125 nm TiO2 thin films. The lotus/TiO2 composites were studied by SEM-EDX, XPS, Raman, TG-DTA, XRR, water contact angle and photocatalysis measurements. While we could preserve the superhydrophobic feature of lotus, we managed to add a new property, i.e. photocatalytic activity. We also explored how surface passivation

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@inproceedings{Szilgyi2014ProgrammingNS, title={Programming nanostructured soft biological surfaces_revised manuscript_REAL}, author={Imre Mikl{\'o}s Szil{\'a}gyi and Georg Teucher and Emma H{\"a}rk{\"{o}nen and Elina F{\"a}rm and T. Hatanp{\"a}{\"a} and T. Nikitin and Leonid Khriachtchev and Markku R{\"a}s{\"a}nen and Mikko Ritala and Markku Leskel{\"a}}, year={2014} }