Facile preparation of superhydrophobic biomimetic surface based on octadecyltrichlorosilane and silica nanoparticles.
ABSTRACT The present paper describes the simple and low-cost process for the production of a superhydrophobic surface with micronano hierarchical structure from the chemisorptions of SiO(2) nanoparticles onto polymerized n-octadecylsilane. The process was carried out under ambient conditions without the use of expensive equipment. The as-prepared micronano-binary films exhibited a very high contact angle of 179.9 degrees and a low contact hysteresis of 2.5 degrees . On the basis of the results of the characterization techniques, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and contact angle (CA) measurements, a formation mechnism of the superhydrophobic micronano structure was proposed. Drop impact experiments on the modified-glass substrate showed that the as-prepared films possess a high-impalement threshold.