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Diving–floating locomotion induced by capturing and manipulating bubbles in an aqueous environment

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Abstract

A superhydrophobic and superaerophilic surface was fabricated by facile self-assembly of silica nanoparticle/PDMS composites. The relevant superaerophilic surface showed excellent adhesion to air bubbles in an aqueous environment. With bubbles adhering to the superaerophilic surface, the density of the whole system was adjustable, which was applied to induce a diving–floating locomotion in an aqueous environment.

Graphical abstract: Diving–floating locomotion induced by capturing and manipulating bubbles in an aqueous environment

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Submitted
20 Aug 2018
Accepted
28 Aug 2018
First published
28 Aug 2018

Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 11713-11716
Article type
Communication

Diving–floating locomotion induced by capturing and manipulating bubbles in an aqueous environment

P. Tian, X. Gao, G. Wen, L. Zhong, Z. Wang and Z. Guo, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 11713
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC06764C

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