Nanoparticles assembly-induced special wettability for bio-inspired materials

Shuai Yang, Xu Jin, Kesong Liu, Lei Jiang

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Through billions of years of evolution, nature has optimized the programmed assembly of the nano- and micro-scale structures of biological materials. Nanoparticle assembly provides an avenue for mimicking these multiscale functional structures. Bio-inspired surfaces with special wettability have attracted much attention for both fundamental research and practical applications. In this review, we focus on recent progress in nanoparticle assembly-induced special wettability, including superhydrophilic surfaces, superhydrophobic surfaces, superamphiphobic surfaces, stimuli-responsive surfaces, and self-healing surfaces. A brief summary and an outlook of the future of this research field are also provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-370
Number of pages10
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Bio-inspired materials
  • Nanoparticle assembly
  • Surface
  • Wettability

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