Stable Superhydrophobic TiO2-based Nanobelt Films with Controllable Transparence and Adhesion

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Therefore, it is a challenge to develop more convenient methods to quickly deposit titanate nanostructured powder on various substrates to construct superhydrophobic films. In this work, stable TiO2-based nanobelt/fluoroalkylsilane (TNB/FAS) hybrid solution were synthesized by a hydrogen-bond-driven functionalization on titanate nanobelts in non-aqueous system using a pre-hydrolysis fluoroalkylsilane.Hydrophobic surfaces with optical transmittance levels above 80% throughout most of the visible region of the spectrum, or excellent superhydrophobic films with extreme water adhesion contrast were realized for the optimized deposition.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Nanotechnology 2011: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites
Published: June 13, 2011
Pages: 433 - 436
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topics: Advanced Materials for Engineering Applications, Coatings, Surfaces & Membranes
ISBN: 978-1-4398-7142-3