Robust underwater oil-repellent material inspired by columnar nacre

Tianqi Guo, Liping Heng, Miaomiao Wang, Jianfeng Wang, Lei Jiang

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Inspired by natural columnar nacre, artificial montmorillonite/hydroxyethyl cellulose columnar nacre-like materials with a site-specific layered structure in the interior and a hierarchical columnar structure on the surface are prepared. The materials exhibit improved tensile strength, good chemical stability in seawater, superior resistance to sand-grain impingement, and robust underwater low-adhesive superoleophobicity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8505-8510
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • columnar nacre
  • layer structures
  • low adhesion
  • robust
  • underwater superoleophobicity

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