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Biomimetic Super Durable and Stable Surfaces with Superhydrophobicity


Owing to specialized functions and various potential applications, the bioinspired superwettable surfaces have captured much attention. Nevertheless, the superhydrophobic surfaces is vulnerable to be destructed in various harsh conditions when applied in industry and life science, limiting larger-scale applications. Herein,the following subject about prolonging lifetime is comprehensively discussed by means of analyzing the breakdown mechanism that is influenced by the parameters of surfaces structure. First of all, the mechanical durability of surfaces can be highly enhanced to endure mechanical damages by introducing elastic materials and exceptional stable roughness. Secondly, chemical stable superhydrophobic coatings are introduced to resist UV ultraviolet irradiation, acid/base/salt solution and high temperature. Thirdly, a certain number of vital advances are summarized regarding to the surface self-healing property which can greatly prolong the service life of surface through releasing low surface energy agents and regenerating topographic structure. Last but not least, easy repairability of superhydrophobic coatings are beneficial to chemical damage resistance on account of fast original characteristic restoration. Conclusions and outlooks concerning constructing super stable and durable bioinspired superwettable surfaces are revealed and discussed in this review, which are warding to extend the applications in our daily life and industrial manufactures.

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The article was received on 28 May 2018, accepted on 01 Aug 2018 and first published on 06 Aug 2018

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8TA04994G
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    Biomimetic Super Durable and Stable Surfaces with Superhydrophobicity

    Z. Guo and X. Jing, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C8TA04994G

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