Gaseous nanobubbles adhering to solid surfaces immersed in de-ionized water were found to exhibit interfacial forces capable of nanopatterning hydrophobic surfaces at mild conditions. Random and net-like periodic nanopattern imprinted in polymeric film represent images of surfce nanobubble distribution and indicate formation of 2D nanofoams respectively. Nanopatterning mechanism, its correlation with experimental conditions and surface material properties is discussed.
Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Nanotechnology 2014: Graphene, CNTs, Particles, Films & Composites
Published: June 15, 2014
Pages: 316 - 319
Industry sectors: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing | Personal & Home Care, Food & Agriculture
Topicss: Advanced Materials for Engineering Applications, Personal & Home Care, Food & Agriculture