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Issue 18, 2015
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Bioinspired transparent underwater superoleophobic and anti-oil surfaces

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Abstract

Reported here is a bioinspired fabrication of transparent underwater superoleophobic and anti-oil surfaces using a femtosecond laser treatment. Rough nanoscale structures were readily created on silica glass surfaces by femtosecond laser-induced ablation. Underwater superoleophobicity and ultralow oil-adhesion were obtained by the rough nanostructures with a wide variation of processing parameters, and the as-prepared surfaces exhibited a high transparency in water. This phenomenon is attributed to the presence of the water environment because scattering and refraction are effectively weakened. As a maskless and cost-effective method, the femtosecond laser processing of transparent materials (glass) may provide a new method to create biomimetic transparent underwater surfaces, allowing for the development of novel underwater anti-oil optical devices.

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The article was received on 10 Feb 2015, accepted on 16 Mar 2015 and first published on 18 Mar 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5TA01104C
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J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015,3, 9379-9384

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    Bioinspired transparent underwater superoleophobic and anti-oil surfaces

    J. Yong, F. Chen, Q. Yang, G. Du, C. Shan, H. Bian, U. Farooq and X. Hou, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3, 9379
    DOI: 10.1039/C5TA01104C

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