Silane Decorated Metallic Nanorods for Hydrophobic Applications
ARKANSAS UNIV AT LITTLE ROCK
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A novel technique to modify a metallic surface for anti-icing applications is presented. An oblique angle deposition OAD technique has been used to fabricatemetallic nanorods of Aluminum and Tungsten on a glass substrate. A conformal coating of a silane has been applied using a molecular vapor deposition technique. The resulting surface has shown a static contact angle of 1348 with the water droplet. SEM AFM and XPS have been used to study the surface modification. This is a highly promising approach for anti-icing applications due to its scalability at a very low cost.
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Coatings, Colorants and Finishes