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Biomimetic surface coatings for atmospheric water capture prepared by dewetting of polymer films

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Thickett, SC and Neto, C and Harris, AT, Biomimetic surface coatings for atmospheric water capture prepared by dewetting of polymer films, Advanced Materials, 23, (32) pp. 3718-3722. ISSN 0935-9648 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag

DOI: doi:10.1002/adma.201100290

Abstract

The synthesis of biomimetic, micro­patterned surface coatings with topographical and chemical features to capture water from a humid atmosphere is demonstrated. The coatings are prepared by dewetting thin polymer films to create materials consisting of raised hydrophilic bumps on a hydrophobic background. An enhanced rate of water condensation is measured on these surfaces under representative climatic conditions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural)
Research Field:Colloid and Surface Chemistry
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Author:Thickett, SC (Dr Stuart Thickett)
ID Code:99420
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:87
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2015-03-24
Last Modified:2017-10-24
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