Surfaces and Interfaces of Biomimetic Superhydrophobic Materials

Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Sep 13, 2017
Product Number: EB00712971
Released: Oct 03, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9783527806706
Publisher: Wiley-VCH
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A comprehensive and systematic treatment that focuses on surfaces and interfaces phenomena inhabited in biomimetic superhydrophobic materials, offering new fundamentals and novel insights. As such, this new book covers the natural surfaces, fundamentals, fabrication methods and exciting applications of superhydrophobic materials, with particular attention paid to the smart surfaces that can show switchable and reversible water wettability under external stimuli, such as pH, temperature, light, solvents, and electric fields. It also includes recent theoretical advances of superhydrophobic surfaces with regard to the wetting process, and some promising breakthroughs to promote this theory. As a result, materials scientists, physicists, physical chemists, chemical engineers, and biochemists will benefit greatly from a deeper understanding of this topic.