Special Issue "Superhydrophobic Polymer Coatings and Films"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2023) | Viewed by 750
Interests: polymer coatings; hydrophobicity; icephobicity; superhydrophobicity; self-cleaning; anti fouling
Interests: silsesquioxanes; polysiloxanes; silatranes; organosilicon chemistry; sol-gel; 3D printing; polymers
Interests: 3D printing; processes; sol-gel; composites; materials processing; bio-polymers; bio-composites; industry; hydrogen
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After the discovery of the superhydrophobic abilities of lotus leaf due to its specific surface geometry in micro- and nanoscale, many academic and industrial efforts have been made to mimic lotus leaf in synthesized and treated coatings and surfaces. Due to the large range of potential applications, the subject of superhydrophobicity and related properties (e.g., self-cleaning, anti-fouling, icephobicity) have found special enthusiasm in both fundamental research and industrial applications. The spectrum of superhydrophobic surfaces and coatings grows every year, and its progress is expected to continue for decades in the future. Although much effort has been made in the subject, there are common problems limiting their application in industry, including high prices, low fabrication efficiency and durability. Therefore, for this Special Issue we welcome papers on all kinds of polymer coatings and surfaces. Different techniques for the treatment and fabrication of surfaces and coatings (chemical treatments and modifications, etching, electrospinning, sol–gel, laser treatments, etc.) can be applied to achieve materials with superhydrophobic properties. Fabricated materials can also exhibit combined properties (in addition to hydro- and superhydrophobicity, also self-cleaning properties, icephobicity, anti-fouling, etc.)
Dr. Rafal Kozera
Dr. Bogna Sztorch
Prof. Robert Edward Przekop
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- laser treatments
- chemical modifications
- surface treatments
- biomimetic surfaces