A novel fluorinated polyimide surface with petal effect produced by electrospinning

Gong Guangming, Wu Juntao, Zhao Yong, Liu Jingang, Jin Xu, Jiang Lei

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Superhydrophobic surfaces with strong adhesion to water droplets are drawing great attention due to their unique applications. In this communication, we propose a method to construct such surfaces with considerably strong solid-water adhesion. A novel fluorinated polyimide (FPI), was electrospun into dented nano and/or micro bowl-like particles linked with nanofibers. Surfaces consisting of such structures present robust superhydrophobicity as well as ultra high adhesion. A physical model is built to explain the generation of high adhesion on the revolutionary electrospun structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-552
Number of pages4
JournalSoft Matter
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

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