Fabrication of Superhydrophobic Zinc Stearate Hierrchical Surfaces from Different Precursors

Richand, Edna and Anandan, C and Aruna, ST (2016) Fabrication of Superhydrophobic Zinc Stearate Hierrchical Surfaces from Different Precursors. Materials and Manufacturing Processes . pp. 1-6. ISSN 1042-6914

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    Abstract

    The fabrication of zinc stearate superhydrophobic hierarchical surfaces from two precursors by a simple wet chemical route and its wettability is reported. The zinc stearate coatings were prepared from a single pot using ethanolic solutions of zinc acetate/zinc nitrate and stearic acid. The coatings were characterized by X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, field emission scanning electron microscopy, water contact angle, and sliding angle measurements. The coatings obtained from zinc acetate precursor showed superhydrophobicity (WCA >150°) even at lower precursor concentrations. The morphology of the coatings varied with the nature as well as the concentration of the precursors.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: Copyright to this article belongs to M/s. Taylor & Francis
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Acetate;Angle;Contact;Microstructure;Morphology;Nitrate; Precursors;Roughness;Sliding;Stearate;Superhydrophobic
    Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Chemistry and Materials (General)
    ENGINEERING > Engineering (General)
    Division/Department: Surface Engineering Division, Surface Engineering Division, Surface Engineering Division
    Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
    Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2016 08:39
    Last Modified: 08 Feb 2016 08:39
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/12423

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