Accession Number:

ADA528128

Title:

Silane Decorated Metallic Nanorods for Hydrophobic Applications

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARKANSAS UNIV AT LITTLE ROCK

Report Date:

2009-10-08

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE