Macromolecular Research

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 216–219 | Cite as

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

  • Hyun Ook Seo
  • Kwang-Dae Kim
  • Myung-Geun Jeong
  • Young Dok Kim
  • Kang Ho Choi
  • Eun Mi Hong
  • Kyu Hwan Lee
  • Dong Chan Lim
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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).

Keywords

superhydrophobicity nanostructures carbon thin film 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hyun Ook Seo
    • 1
  • Kwang-Dae Kim
    • 1
  • Myung-Geun Jeong
    • 1
  • Young Dok Kim
    • 1
  • Kang Ho Choi
    • 2
  • Eun Mi Hong
    • 2
  • Kyu Hwan Lee
    • 2
  • Dong Chan Lim
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistrySungkyunkwan UniversityGyeonggiKorea
  2. 2.Materials Processing DivisionKorea Institute of Materials ScienceGyeongnamKorea

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