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Top cited article of Journal of Colloid and Interface Science

The article "Recent advances in designing superhydrophobic surfaces", written by Elena Celia, Thierry Darmanin, Elisabeth Taffin de Givenchy, Sonia Amigoni & Frédéric Guittard, is the article published in Journal of Colloid and Interface Science between 2013 and 2014 that received the most citations.

Abstract :

The interest in superhydrophobic surfaces has grown exponentially over recent decades. Since the lotus leaf dual hierarchical structure was discovered, researchers have investigated the foundations of self-cleaning behavior. Generally, surface micro/nanostructuring combined with low surface energy of materials leads to extreme anti-wetting properties. The great number of papers on this subject attests the efforts of scientists in mimicking nature to generate superhydrophobicity. Besides the thirst for knowledge, scientists have been driven by the many possible industrial applications of superhydrophobic materials in several fields. Many methods and techniques have been developed to fabricate superhydrophobic surfaces, and the aim of this paper is to review the recent progresses in preparing manmade superhydrophobic surfaces.


Fluides & Matériaux Complexes, Surfaces & Interfaces