The Relationship between Superhydrophobicity, Self-Cleaning Performance and Microstructure of Moth Wing
Gang Sun, Yan Fang
Available Online August 2015.
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- Superhydrophobicity, Self-cleaning, Adhesion, Moth wing, Microstructure.
- The microstructure and superhydrophobicity of the moth wing surfaces were investigated by a scanning electron microscope (SEM), an atomic force microscope (AFM) and a contact angle (CA) meter. The relationship between superhydrophobicity, self-cleaning performance and microstructural characteristic was discussed. The wing surface is of low adhesion (sliding angle 1~4°) and high hydrophobicity (CA 151~158°). The removal rate of CaCO3 pollution from the wing surface is as high as 86.7%. There is a good positive correlation (R2=0.8883) between pollution removal rate and roughness index of the wing surface. The coupling effects of hydrophobic material and rough microstructure contribute to the complex wettability and remarkable self-cleaning property of the wing surface. Moth wing can be used as a template for design of micro-controllable superhydrophobic surface and nano self-cleaning material. This work may offer inspirations for preparation of novel interfacial material with multi-functions.
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TY - CONF AU - Gang Sun AU - Yan Fang PY - 2015/08 DA - 2015/08 TI - The Relationship between Superhydrophobicity, Self-Cleaning Performance and Microstructure of Moth Wing BT - 2015 International Conference on Advanced Engineering Materials and Technology PB - Atlantis Press SP - 9 EP - 12 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icaemt-15.2015.3 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icaemt-15.2015.3 ID - Sun2015/08 ER -