In Nature, directional surfaces on insect cuticle, animal fur, bird feathers, and plant leaves comprise dual micro/nanoscale features that tune roughness and surface energy. This chapter summarizes experimental and theoretical approaches for the design, synthesis, and characterization of new bioinspired surfaces demonstrating unidirectional surface properties. The surfaces discussed herein are fabricated using oblique angle polymerization (OAP), a subclass of chemical vapor deposition (CVD). An array of applications that take advantage of the anomalous features of OAP surfaces are reviewed. The theoretical component of the chapter summarizes computational tools to predict the physicochemical properties of OAP surfaces.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||CVD Polymers|
|Subtitle of host publication||Fabrication of Organic Surfaces and Devices|
|Number of pages||24|
|State||Published - Aug 20 2015|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)