Bioinspired Omniphobic Coatings with a Thermal Self-Repair Function on Industrial Materials

Jing Wang, Keiko Kato, Alexandre P. Blois, Tak Sing Wong

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Abstract

Inspired by the wax regeneration ability of plant leaves and the slippery surfaces of the Nepenthes pitcher plants, we have developed a new form of cross-species bioinspired slippery liquid-infused porous surfaces (X-SLIPS) that can self-repair under thermal stimulation even under large-area physical and chemical damage. The performance and underlying mechanism of the thermal-healing property has been studied and characterized in detail. These thermally self-healing omniphobic coatings can be applied to a broad range of metals, plastics, glass, and ceramics of various shapes and show excellent repellency toward aqueous and organic liquids. (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8265-8271
Number of pages7
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Volume8
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 30 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)

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