Bioinspired surfaces with superamphiphobic properties : concepts, synthesis, and applications
Date of Issue2018
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Among diverse wetting phenomena in surface science, superamphiphobicity is regarded as one of the most special super-antiwetting states. In this paper, a systematic summary has been generated to cover the characterization of surface wettability, the construction techniques, and selected functional applications. With respect to fabrication techniques, we will discuss the following three types of technology routes, viz., ‘pre-texturing + post-modifying’, ‘pre-modifying + post-texturing’, and in-situ one-step construction. Discussion has been made on the merits and demerits of each technology route. It is vital to rationally design or adopt appropriate construction strategies in diverse conditions. Appropriately constructed superamphiphobic multifunctional surfaces can be applied in many fields, however, most have not been scale-up and utilized for practical applications due to some specific difficulties required to be resolved in the future. These challenges and further outlook for super-antiwetting surfaces are discussed in this review.
Advanced Functional Materials
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