Superhydrophobic carbon onion coatings

Mohammad Choucair, Matthew R. Hill, John Arron Stride

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Abstract

Nested spheres of carbon with an outer shell diameter of approximately 50 nm have been synthesized in gram-scale quantities. The present study demonstrates the formation of a superhydrophobic surface using the inherent curvature of the graphitic shells on the nano-molecular level. The contact angle produced by a water droplet on a carbon onion coated glass slide was 156.00.5 with a difference in advancing and receding angles of 11.01.0.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICONN 2010 - Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Pages102-104
Number of pages3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 22 Feb 201026 Feb 2010
Conference number: 3

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Abbreviated titleICONN 2010
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period22/02/1026/02/10

Keywords

  • Lotus
  • Onions
  • Superhydrophobic

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