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Materials 2016, 9(3), 151; doi:10.3390/ma9030151

Recent Advances in Superhydrophobic Electrodeposits

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Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Toronto, 184 College Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3E4, Canada
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Integran Technologies Inc., 6300 Northam Drive, Mississauga, ON L4V 1H7, Canada
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Academic Editor: Chang-Hwan Choi
Received: 18 December 2015 / Revised: 4 February 2016 / Accepted: 23 February 2016 / Published: 3 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Superhydrophobicity of Materials)
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Abstract

In this review, we present an extensive summary of research on superhydrophobic electrodeposits reported in the literature over the past decade. As a synthesis technique, electrodeposition is a simple and scalable process to produce non-wetting metal surfaces. There are three main categories of superhydrophobic surfaces made by electrodeposition: (i) electrodeposits that are inherently non-wetting due to hierarchical roughness generated from the process; (ii) electrodeposits with plated surface roughness that are further modified with low surface energy material; (iii) composite electrodeposits with co-deposited inert and hydrophobic particles. A recently developed strategy to improve the durability during the application of superhydrophobic electrodeposits by controlling the microstructure of the metal matrix and the co-deposition of hydrophobic ceramic particles will also be addressed. View Full-Text
Keywords: superhydrophobicity; non-wetting metal surfaces; electrodeposition; surface engineering superhydrophobicity; non-wetting metal surfaces; electrodeposition; surface engineering
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Tam, J.; Palumbo, G.; Erb, U. Recent Advances in Superhydrophobic Electrodeposits. Materials 2016, 9, 151.

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