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Fabrication of a micro-nano structure on steel surface and surface wetting

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Abstract

Micro-shot peening (MSP) was combined with subsequent anodization to produce a micro-nano structure on a carbon steel surface. It is to be noted that carbon steel is an engineering material rather than a non-engineering material. Non-engineering materials are commonly used substrates in studies relating to preparation of superhydrophobic surfaces. The results show that MSP produces a peened surface with a micro-scale structure. Subsequent anodization forms an anodized film with a nano-scale structure based on the peened surface. Hence, a steel surface with a micro-nano structure is produced by the combined method. Compared with the steel surface with a single micro-scale structure, the steel surface with a micro-nano structure exhibits a higher hydrophilicity. The steel surface with a micro-nano structure becomes superhydrophobic after modifying with fluoroalkylsilane.

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The article was received on 10 Feb 2016, accepted on 26 Apr 2016 and first published on 27 Apr 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA03734H
RSC Adv., 2016,6, 47588-47594

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    Fabrication of a micro-nano structure on steel surface and surface wetting

    S. Luo, Q. Zheng, X. Jie and L. Zhang, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 47588
    DOI: 10.1039/C6RA03734H

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