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Large-Area Preparation of Robust and Transparent Superomniphobic Polymer Films.

A new interesting article has been published in ACS Nano. 2018 Oct 9. doi: 10.1021/acsnano.8b05600. and titled:

Large-Area Preparation of Robust and Transparent Superomniphobic Polymer Films.

Authors of this article are:
Wu Y, Zeng J, Si Y, Chen M, Wu L.

A summary of the article is shown below:
Transparent superamphiphobic surfaces that repel various liquids have many important applications but remain critical challenges in fabrication, such as expensive or complicated fabrication methods, a pair of contradiction between rough surface for superamphiphobicity and smooth surface for transparency, large-area fabrication, etc. Herein, we report a simple and effective strategy for large-scale fabricating robust, transparent and superomniphobic polymer films by the combined unidirectional rubbing and heating-assisted assembly technology. The obtained polymer films display two kinds of special structures of monolayer ordered re-entrant geometries with either hexagonally triangular protrusions or hexagonally rectangular micropillars depending upon the sphere diameters of silica templates, and demonstrate excellent repellence to water and low-surface-tension liquids, as well as high transparency.

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