Stretchable Superhydrophobicity from Monolithic, Three-Dimensional Hierarchical Wrinkles.

@article{Lee2016StretchableSF,
  title={Stretchable Superhydrophobicity from Monolithic, Three-Dimensional Hierarchical Wrinkles.},
  author={Won-Kyu Lee and Woo-Bin Jung and Sidney R. Nagel and Teri W. Odom},
  journal={Nano letters},
  year={2016},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={
          3774-9
        }
}
We report the design of three-dimensional (3D) hierarchical wrinkle substrates that can maintain their superhydrophobicity even after being repeatedly stretched. Monolithic poly(dimethysiloxane) with multiscale features showed wetting properties characteristic of static superhydrophobicity with water contact angles (>160°) and very low contact angle hysteresis (<5°). To examine how superhydrophobicity was maintained as the substrate was stretched, we investigated the dynamic wetting behavior of… CONTINUE READING
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