Flexible Microstructured Superhydrophobic Materials
Described herein are flexible superhydrophobic films. Also described are methods for imparting superhydrophobicity to a variety of objects, for example objects having any shape or surface contours. For specific applications, the flexible superhydrophobic films include an adhesive backing layer, useful for attaching the film to objects. Some of the films described herein allow for selective control over the wettability of a surface by flexing the film, for example flexing the film results in a more wettable film, a less wettable film or a film having unchanged wettability. Flexible superhydrophobic films described herein also include films which maintain their superhydrophobicity when deformed into a concave or convex curvature.
KING WILLIAM P [US]; CANNON ANDREW H [US]
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