Macromolecular Research

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 216–219

Superhydrophobic carbon fiber surfaces prepared by growth of carbon nanostructures and polydimethylsiloxane coating

Authors

  • Hyun Ook Seo
    • Department of ChemistrySungkyunkwan University
  • Kwang-Dae Kim
    • Department of ChemistrySungkyunkwan University
  • Myung-Geun Jeong
    • Department of ChemistrySungkyunkwan University
    • Department of ChemistrySungkyunkwan University
  • Kang Ho Choi
    • Materials Processing DivisionKorea Institute of Materials Science
  • Eun Mi Hong
    • Materials Processing DivisionKorea Institute of Materials Science
  • Kyu Hwan Lee
    • Materials Processing DivisionKorea Institute of Materials Science
    • Materials Processing DivisionKorea Institute of Materials Science
Articles

DOI: 10.1007/s13233-012-0029-y

Cite this article as:
Seo, H.O., Kim, K., Jeong, M. et al. Macromol. Res. (2012) 20: 216. doi:10.1007/s13233-012-0029-y

Abstract

We prepared nanostructured carbon fiber surfaces using chemical vapor deposition in which Ni nanoparticles were used as carbon nanostructure growth catalysts. The surface of the nanostructured carbon fiber was covered by a thin polydimethylsiloxane film. This surface showed superhydrophobic behavior with a water contact angle close to 170 °C, and its superhydrophobicity was sustained in a wide pH range (1–13).
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Keywords

superhydrophobicitynanostructurescarbonthin film

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