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Title: Design & Fabrication of Super-Hydrophobic Surfaces by Laser Micro/Nanoprocessing
Authors: TANG MIN
Keywords: super-hydrophobic surfaces, laser micro/nano-processing
Issue Date: 17-Sep-2012
Source: TANG MIN (2012-09-17). Design & Fabrication of Super-Hydrophobic Surfaces by Laser Micro/Nanoprocessing. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Super-hydrophobic surfaces exhibit the property of high water repellence. In nature, lotus leaf and other plants have super-hydrophobic surfaces with self-cleaning effect. Taking inspiration from the surface properties of the lotus leaves, the ways to design and fabricate artificial super-hydrophobic surfaces on the most common used materials, including glass and metal substrates by laser micro/nano-processing, are presented in this thesis. Three techniques have been developed to successfully make super-hydrophobic surfaces on glass and metal substrates. The first technique is to make super-hydrophobic transparent surfaces on glass substrates with carbon nanotube cluster array by femtosecond laser micro-machining and chemical vapor deposition. The second technique of super-hydrophobic surface fabrication on metal substrates merely employs laser micro/nano-processing without extra coating. The third technique is to enhance the surface wettability transition of the laser textured metal samples by immersion inside an organic solvent Isopropanol Alcohol.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/43410
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