A highly durable silica/polyimide superhydrophobic nanocomposite film with excellent thermal stability and abrasion-resistant performance

Guangming Gong, Kai Gao, Juntao Wu, Na Sun, Chen Zhou, Yong Zhao, Lei Jiang

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Superhydrophobic self-cleaning materials are widely applicable in many areas, but the low durability of superhydrophobicity is always a major obstacle for real-world applications. Here we propose a rather simple way to increase durability. We combine electrospinning and polyimides with nano-sized silica to create a durable self-cleaning film. Such films present strong resistance to heat and abrasion, along with thermal insulation. The delicate lotus effect can also be tough and durable. This journal is

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)713-718
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes

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