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Effect of nanostructure on the surface dipole moment of photoreversibly tunable superhydrophobic surfaces

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Abstract

Fluorinated azobenzene-modified nanoporous substrates were fabricated such that the surface properties were photoreversibly converted between superhydrophobicity and superhydrophilicity as a result of UV irradiation. This result was attributed to the enhanced surface roughness of the nanostructured surface, which supplied sufficient free space within the monolayer for the tethered azobenzenes to facilely isomerize.

Graphical abstract: Effect of nanostructure on the surface dipole moment of photoreversibly tunable superhydrophobic surfaces

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Submitted
11 Mar 2010
Accepted
14 Apr 2010
First published
12 May 2010

Chem. Commun., 2010,46, 4336-4338
Article type
Communication

Effect of nanostructure on the surface dipole moment of photoreversibly tunable superhydrophobic surfaces

H. S. Lim, W. H. Lee, S. G. Lee, D. Lee, S. Jeon and K. Cho, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 4336
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC00323A

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