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|Title:||Super-hydrophobic transparent surface by femtosecond laser micro-patterned catalyst thin film for carbon nanotube cluster growth|
|Authors:||Tang, M. |
|Source:||Tang, M., Hong, M.H., Choo, Y.S., Tang, Z., Chua, D.H.C. (2010-11). Super-hydrophobic transparent surface by femtosecond laser micro-patterned catalyst thin film for carbon nanotube cluster growth. Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing 101 (3) : 503-508. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00339-010-5887-6|
|Abstract:||In this work, super-hydrophobic surfaces were fabricated by femtosecond laser micro-machining and chemical vapor deposition to constitute hybrid scale micro/nano-structures formed by carbon nanotube (CNT) clusters. Nickel thin-film microstructures, functioning as CNT growth catalyst, precisely control the distribution of the CNT clusters. To obtain minimal heat-affected zones, femtosecond laser was used to trim the nickel thin-film coating. Plasma treatment was subsequently carried out to enhance the lotus-leaf effect. The wetting property of the CNT surface is improved from hydrophilicity to super-hydrophobicity at an advancing contact angle of 161 degrees. The dynamic water drop impacting test further confirms its enhanced water-repellent property. Meanwhile, this super-hydrophobic surface exhibits excellent transparency with quartz as the substrate. This hybrid fabrication technique can achieve super-hydrophobic surfaces over a large area, which has potential applications as self-cleaning windows for vehicles, solar cells and high-rise buildings. © 2010 Springer-Verlag.|
|Source Title:||Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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