Proceedings of the 2017 2nd International Conference on Machinery, Electronics and Control Simulation (MECS 2017)

Water/methanol Repellency and Preparation of Biomimetic Silver Film on Butterfly Wing

Authors
Yan Fang, Gang Sun, Wanxing Wang, Jingshi Yin
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Yan Fang
Available Online June 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mecs-17.2017.70How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Superhydrophobicity, Oleophobicity, Preparation, Metal film, Biomaterial.
Abstract
The hydrophobicity and oleophobicity (methanol repellency) of butterfly wing surfaces were measured by a video-based contact angle (CA) meter. The multi-dimensional microstructure of the wing surfaces was characterized by a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and an atomic force microscope (AFM). The wing surface exhibits superhydrophobicity (water CA 150.8~158.5ø) and low adhesion (water sliding angle 1~4ø). Meanwhile, the wing surface displays high repellency against methanol. The critical concentrations for wetting and spreading-wetting of methanol solution on the wing surface are 60% and 85%, respectively. The wing surface is of hydro-oleophobicity. The wing surface possesses complicated hierarchical microstructures. Using the butterfly wing as a bio-template, the hydrophobic silver films were prepared. Water CA increases from metal silver's intrinsic CA 63.0ø to up to 140.6ø (Speyeria aglaja, 5 nm silver film). The micro-morphology on the wing result in the transition of metal silver from hydrophilic to hydrophobic. The butterfly wing can be used as a template for design of smart interface and functional surface.
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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2017 2nd International Conference on Machinery, Electronics and Control Simulation (MECS 2017)
Series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
June 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-352-4
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mecs-17.2017.70How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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