Reversible underwater switching between superoleophobicity and superoleophilicity on conducting polymer nanotube arrays

Mingjie Liu, Xueli Liu, Chunmei Ding, Zhixiang Wei, Ying Zhu, Lei Jiang

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

60 Citations (Scopus)


The underwater wetting behavior of aligned polypyrrole nanotube arrays was investigated. A reversible superoleophobicity to superoleophilicity transition was observed and intelligently controlled by tuning the electrochemical driving potential. The cooperation of electrochemical tunable doping, electrical double layer and alignment of nanostructures is considered to be responsible for this behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4163-4165
Number of pages3
JournalSoft Matter
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2011
Externally publishedYes

Cite this