Unusual Dual Superlyophobic Surfaces in Oil-Water Systems: The Design Principles

Xuelin Tian*, Ville Jokinen, Juan Li, Jani Sainio, Robin H A Ras

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Thermodynamically unusual surfaces that possess two contradictory wetting properties, i.e., underoil superhydrophobicity and underwater superoleophobicity, are prepared by the combination of re-entrant topography and delicately matched surface chemistry. The preparation of such extraordinary surfaces relies on two key design criteria and employs a metastable state effect in solid–oil–water systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10652–10658
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number48
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Antifouling
  • Liquid repellency
  • Metastable states
  • Superhydrophobic/superoleophobic
  • Wetting


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