Transformation of a simple plastic into a superhydrophobic surface.

@article{Erbil2003TransformationOA,
  title={Transformation of a simple plastic into a superhydrophobic surface.},
  author={H Yildirim Erbil and A. Levent Demirel and Yonca Avci and Olcay Mert},
  journal={Science},
  year={2003},
  volume={299 5611},
  pages={1377-80}
}
Superhydrophobic surfaces are generally made by controlling the surface chemistry and surface roughness of various expensive materials, which are then applied by means of complex time-consuming processes. We describe a simple and inexpensive method for forming a superhydrophobic coating using polypropylene (a simple polymer) and a suitable selection of solvents and temperature to control the surface roughness. The resulting gel-like porous coating has a water contact angle of 160 degrees. The… CONTINUE READING
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