Underwater thermoresponsive surface with switchable oil-wettability between superoleophobicity and superoleophilicity

Hongliang Liu, Xiqi Zhang, Shutao Wang, Lei Jiang

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An underwater thermoresponsive surface that can switch between superoleophobicity and superoleophilicity is fabricated with a combination of mixed brushes, containing thermoresponsive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) and underwater oleophilic heptadecafluorodecyltrimethoxysilane, and nanostructured silicon nanowire arrays. Temperature-induced underwater adhesion switching between low-adhesive superoleophobicity and high-adhesive superoleophobicity is achieved on a pure poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-modified nanostructured silicon nanowire array.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3338-3342
Number of pages5
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Adhesion
  • Smart surfaces
  • Underwater
  • Wettability

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