Switchable and reversible superhydrophobic surfaces: Part one in book Biomimetics
S. Taleb, T. Darmanin, F. Guittard, December 2017
In this book chapter, most of the methods used in the literature to prepare switchable and reversible superhydrophobic surfaces are described. Inspired by Nature, it is possible to induce the Cassie-Baxter−Wenzel transition using different external stimuli such as light, temperature, pH, ion exchange, voltage, magnetic field, mechanic stress, plasma, ultrasonication, solvent, gas or guest. Such properties are extremely important for various applications but especially for controllable oil/water separation membranes, oil-absorbing materials and water harvesting systems.
Switchable and reversible superhydrophobic surfaces: Part one (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/321676827_Switchable_and_reversible_superhydrophobic_surfaces_Part_one [accessed Jan 23 2018].