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dc.titleSuper-hydrophobic transparent surface by femtosecond laser micro-patterned catalyst thin film for carbon nanotube cluster growth
dc.contributor.authorTang, M.
dc.contributor.authorHong, M.H.
dc.contributor.authorChoo, Y.S.
dc.contributor.authorTang, Z.
dc.contributor.authorChua, D.H.C.
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-23T07:09:20Z
dc.date.available2014-04-23T07:09:20Z
dc.date.issued2010-11
dc.identifier.citationTang, 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
dc.identifier.issn09478396
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/50738
dc.description.abstractIn 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.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
dc.contributor.departmentMATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
dc.contributor.departmentCIVIL ENGINEERING
dc.description.doi10.1007/s00339-010-5887-6
dc.description.sourcetitleApplied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
dc.description.volume101
dc.description.issue3
dc.description.page503-508
dc.description.codenAPAMF
dc.identifier.isiut000283297400009
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