Electrospun fibrous membranes with super-large-strain electric superhydrophobicity

Zhou, Hua, Wang, Hongxia, Niu, Haitao and Lin, Tong 2015, Electrospun fibrous membranes with super-large-strain electric superhydrophobicity, Scientific reports, vol. 5, Article Number : 15863, pp. 1-9, doi: 10.1038/srep15863.

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Title Electrospun fibrous membranes with super-large-strain electric superhydrophobicity
Author(s) Zhou, HuaORCID iD for Zhou, Hua orcid.org/0000-0002-9244-5597
Wang, Hongxia
Niu, HaitaoORCID iD for Niu, Haitao orcid.org/0000-0002-8442-7444
Lin, TongORCID iD for Lin, Tong orcid.org/0000-0002-1003-0671
Journal name Scientific reports
Volume number 5
Season Article Number : 15863
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 2045-2322
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Multidisciplinary Sciences
Science & Technology - Other Topics
Summary Large-strain elastic superhydrophobicity is highly desirable for its enhanced use performance and functional reliability in mechanically dynamic environments, but remains challenging to develop. Here we have, for the first time, proven that an elastic fibrous membrane after surface hydrophobization can maintain superhydrophobicity during one-directional (uniaxial) stretching to a strain as high as 1500% and two-direction (biaxial) stretching to a strain up to 700%. The fibrous membrane can withstand at least 1,000 cycles of repeated stretching without losing the superhydrophobicity. Stretching slightly increases the membrane air permeability and reduces water breakthrough pressure. It is highly stable in acid and base environments. Such a permeable, highly-elastic superhydrophobic membrane may open up novel applications in membrane separation, healthcare, functional textile and energy fields.
Language eng
DOI 10.1038/srep15863
Field of Research 100707 Nanomanufacturing
100708 Nanomaterials
091205 Functional Materials
Socio Economic Objective 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Nature Publishing Group
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