Replication of Highly-Hydrophobic Surface with Micro/Nano Combined Structures from Nature


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A highly-hydrophobic film has successfully been fabricated by simply replicating plant leaf surface with micro/nano combined structures. A plant leaf was used as a master to make a mold by nickel electroforming. The positive polymer replica was then fabricated by UV-nanoimprint lithography (UV-NIL) using the nickel mold. This new replication method turns out to be quite promising in view of the replication quality of both micro/nano structures and hydrophobicity.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 3, Technical Proceedings of the 2006 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 3
Published: May 7, 2006
Pages: 247 - 250
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topic: Advanced Manufacturing
ISBN: 0-9767985-8-1