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Robust and durable liquid-repellent surfaces

Chen, Faze; Wang, Yaquan; Tian, Yanling; Zhang, Dawei; Song, Jinlong; Crick, Colin R; Carmalt, Claire J; ... Lu, Yao; + view all (2022) Robust and durable liquid-repellent surfaces. Chemical Society Reviews , 51 (20) pp. 8476-8583. 10.1039/d0cs01033b. Green open access

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Abstract

Liquid-repellent surfaces, such as superhydrophobic surfaces, superoleophobic surfaces, and slippery liquid-infused surfaces, have drawn keen research interest from the communities engaged in chemical synthesis, interfacial chemistry, surface engineering, bionic manufacturing and micro-nano machining. This is due to their great potential applications in liquid-proofing, self-cleaning, chemical resistance, anti-icing, water/oil remediation, biomedicine, etc. However, poor robustness and durability that notably hinders the real-world applications of such surfaces remains their Achilles heel. The past few years have witnessed rapidly increasing publications that address the robustness and durability of liquid-repellent surfaces, and many breakthroughs have been achieved. This review provides an overview of the recent progress made towards robust and durable liquid-repellent surfaces. First, we discuss the wetting of solid surface and its generally-adopted characterisation methods, and introduce typical liquid-repellent surfaces. Second, we focus on various evaluation methods of the robustness and durability of liquid-repellent surfaces. Third, the recent advances in design and fabrication of robust and durable liquid-repellent surfaces are reviewed in detail. Fourth, we present the applications where these surfaces have been employed in fields like chemistry, engineering, biology and in daily life. Finally, we discuss the possible research perspectives in robust and durable liquid-repellent surfaces. By presenting such state-of-the-art of this significant and fast-developing area, we believe that this review will inspire multidisciplinary scientific communities and industrial circles to develop novel liquid-repellent surfaces that can meet the requirements of various real-world applications.

Type: Article
Title: Robust and durable liquid-repellent surfaces
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1039/d0cs01033b
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1039/D0CS01033B
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Science & Technology, Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Multidisciplinary, Chemistry, INFUSED POROUS SURFACES, BOILING HEAT-TRANSFER, CONTACT-ANGLE MEASUREMENT, OIL-WATER SEPARATION, STRUCTURED SUPERHYDROPHOBIC SURFACES, ICEPHOBIC/ANTI-ICING PROPERTIES, SUPER-HYDROPHOBIC SURFACES, SLIPPERY SURFACES, ENHANCED CONDENSATION, CAPTIVE BUBBLE
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Chemistry
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10157952
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