Superhydrophobic properties of nonaligned boron nitride nanotube films

Li, Lu Hua and Chen, Ying 2010, Superhydrophobic properties of nonaligned boron nitride nanotube films, Langmuir, vol. 26, no. 7, pp. 5135-5140.

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Title Superhydrophobic properties of nonaligned boron nitride nanotube films
Author(s) Li, Lu Hua
Chen, Ying
Journal name Langmuir
Volume number 26
Issue number 7
Start page 5135
End page 5140
Total pages 6
Publisher American Chemical Society
Place of publication Washington, D.C.
Publication date 2010
ISSN 0743-7463
1520-5827
Summary Superhydrophobicity is highly desirable for numerous applications. Here, we report that a semierect but nonaligned boron nitride nanotube (BNNT) film showed superhydrophobicity with contact angle above 170° and a small contact angle hysteresis. This superhydrophobicity was stable over a large range of drop sizes, and the measured critical transition pressure was about 10 kPa. However, the prostrate BNNT films only showed hydrophobicity. The drop retraction behavior during evaporation, the pressure effect on contact angle, the critical transition pressure, the drop impact behavior, and the self-cleaning efficiency between these two kinds of films were systematically investigated and compared.
Language eng
Field of Research 100706 Nanofabrication, Growth and Self Assembly
Socio Economic Objective 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2009, American Chemical Society
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30035331

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation
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