Preparation and characterization of super hydrophobic coatings

Hsing I. Hsiang, Ming Tsai Liang, Yu Lun Chang, Hung Chin Huang, Fu Su Yen

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Abstract

To obtain a surface with water-repelling and self-cleaning abilities attracts much interest in the nanotechnology age. In this study, a perfluroalkyl surfactant (perflurodecanoic acid, PFDA) was coated on nano-sized boehmite surfaces to obtain hydrophobic nano-particles via surface modification. Then the hydrophobic boehmite was coated on a transparent plastic film using spin-coating to obtain a hydrophobic film. The effects of various amounts of hydrophobic polymer on the adsorption behavior and contact angle for hydrophobic properties were investigated using FTIR, and a contact-angle meter. The adsorption of PFDA onto the surface of boehmite takes place through ionic bonding. The contact angles of the thin film prepared by spin coating PFDA-modified-boehmite on glass substrates were above 150°C as the adsorption of PFDA onto the surface of boehmite reached saturation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)308-310
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Ceramic Processing Research
Volume11
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites

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    Hsiang, H. I., Liang, M. T., Chang, Y. L., Huang, H. C., & Yen, F. S. (2010). Preparation and characterization of super hydrophobic coatings. Journal of Ceramic Processing Research, 11(3), 308-310.