High rate fabrication of superhydrophobic surfaces on polyamide using roll-to-roll hot embossing process

N. KodihalliShivaprakash, J. Zhang, A. Panwar, J. Mead, C. Barry
University of Masachusetts Lowell,
United States

Keywords: roll-to-roll, embossing

Summary:

Many surfaces in nature namely, lotus leaf, cicada wings, water spider legs and gecko feet have attracted a large group of researchers owing to their inherent Superhydrophobicity and self-cleaning properties. These surfaces are characterized by water contact angles greater than 150° and contact angle hysteresis