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One-step coating of fluoro-containing silica nanoparticles for universal generation of surface superhydrophobicity
journal contributionposted on 2008-01-01, 00:00 authored by Hong WangHong Wang, Jian Fang, T Cheng, J Ding, L Qu, L Dai, Xungai Wang, Tong Lin
Stable superhydrophobic surfaces with water contact angles over 170 degrees and sliding angles below 7 degrees were produced by simply coating a particulate silica sol solution of co-hydrolysed TEOS/fluorinated alkyl silane with NH3.H2O on various substrates, including textile fabrics (e.g. polyester, wool and cotton), electrospun nanofibre mats, filter papers, glass slides, and silicon wafers.