Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Advanced Engineering Materials and Technology

Facile Preparation of Flexible, Optically Transparent Superhydrophobic Surfaces by Conjugated Microporous Polymer

Authors
Zhaoqi Zhu, Na Kang, Yu Pan, Hanxue Sun, An Li
Corresponding Author
Zhaoqi Zhu
Available Online August 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icaemt-15.2015.15How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Conjugated microporous polymer; Superhydrophobic; poly(dimethylsiloxane); Film
Abstract

Creation of optically transparent superhydrophobic surfaces has increased extensive attention in the self-cleaning area. In this work, flexible, optically transparent superhydrophobic surfaces were fabricated by coating the conjugated microporous polymer on poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) substrate over large areas without using any expensive or complicated techniques. Result shows that the as-treated PDMS films exhibit super water repellence with a water CA of 163o. The surface superhydrophobicity should be contributed to both the strong hydrophobic surface chemical compositions and the micoporous morphological structures of the polymer microgel particles. The as-treated PDMS film also exhibits excellent optical transparency. Our study could not only prove to be a route to superhydrophobic surfaces but also may pave the way for large-scale, commercial production of flexible, optically transparent superhydrophobic surfaces, which is greatly technological significance for large-scale fabrication of self cleaning surfaces, anti-fogging coatings, etc..

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Advanced Engineering Materials and Technology
Series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
August 2015
ISBN
978-94-6252-108-7
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icaemt-15.2015.15How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2015, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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