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Fabrication of super-hydrophobic nano-sized copper films by electroless plating

Liu, XL and Jiang, ZH and Guo, YW and Zhang, ZH and Ren, LQ (2010) Fabrication of super-hydrophobic nano-sized copper films by electroless plating. THIN SOLID FILMS . ISSN 0040-6090

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Abstract

Super-hydrophobic nano-sized copper films were fabricated on smooth glass substrates by an improved electroless plating technology. The copper film deposited for 1 min showed extremely high hydrophobicity with a water contact angle of 138.0 degrees and super-hydrophobicity with a water contact angle of 152.4 degrees when it was modified with 1-octadecanethiol (CH3-(CH2)17-SH). Such super-hydrophobicity is attributed to the combined roles of the surface hierarchical structure consisting of the micro-sized island-shaped agglomerates that are composed of the nano-sized copper nodules and the low surface energy formed through the chemical modification.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
ID Code:9758
Deposited By:CSMNT
Deposited On:28 Oct 2010 10:24
Last Modified:28 Oct 2010 10:24

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