Fabrics with tunable oleophobicity
Author(s)McKinley, Gareth H.; Choi, Wonjae; Cohen, Robert E.; Tuteja, Anish; Chhatre, Shreerang S.; Mabry, Joseph M.; ... Show more Show less
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A simple “dip-coating” process that imbues oleophobicity to various surfaces that inherently possess re-entrant texture, such as commercially available fabrics, is reported. These dip-coated fabric surfaces exhibit reversible, deformation-dependent, tunable wettability, including the capacity to switch their surface wetting properties (between super-repellent and super-wetting) against a wide range of polar and nonpolar liquids.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Chemical Engineering; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering; Sloan School of Management
Choi, W. et al. “Fabrics with Tunable Oleophobicity.” Advanced Materials 21.21 (2009): 2190-2195. © 2009 WILEY-VCH.
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