Super-hydrophobicity of large-area honeycomb-like aligned carbon nanotubes

Shuhong Li, Huanjun Li, Xianbao Wang, Yanlin Song, Yunqi Liu, Lei Jiang, Daoben Zhu

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Honeycomb-like aligned carbon nanotube films were grown by pyrolysis of iron phthalocyanine. The patterned structure was characterized by a scanning electron micrograph (SEM) and an atomic force micrograph (AFM). Wettability studies revealed the film surface showed a super-hydrophobic property with much higher contact angle (163.4 ± 1.4°) and lower sliding angle (less than 5°)-a water droplet moved easily on the surface. In contrast to a densely packed aligned carbon nanotube, the sliding feature was strongly affected by microstructure of surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9274-9276
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sept 2002
Externally publishedYes

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