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

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  • Sun Yat-Sen University


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

    Research areas

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

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