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Creation of Superhydrophobic Coatings Based on MWCNTs Xerogel

Department of Fundamental and Applied Physics, Northern Arctic Federal University named after M. V. Lomonosov, Severnaya Dvina Emb. 17, 163002 Arkhangelsk, Russia
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Nanomaterials 2019, 9(11), 1584; (registering DOI)
Received: 11 September 2019 / Revised: 2 November 2019 / Accepted: 5 November 2019 / Published: 8 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Synthesis and Applications of Carbon Nanotubes)
The creation of hydrophobic anti-icing and self–cleaning coatings is a relevant task for many industrial sectors. The potential field of application includes production of liquid and gas separators and filters, the field of textiles and clothing, construction and new materials, optical and microelectronic devices, the field of automobile construction and maritime shipping as well as energy and agriculture. The article suggests a new approach to the creation of superhydrophobic anti-icing coatings, by drawing peeled multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) to the sample surface. This method allows you to combine the necessary factors: Low surface energy, micro-nano-roughness and hierarchical multi-scale. The authors investigated the dependence of the wetting angle of such a surface on the model of MWCNT, fractional composition and the polarity of the dissolvent. The suggested approach can be used to create superhydrophobic coatings with the additional function of removing static charge and heating the surface, which can be used in the field of energetics for protection against freezing of wind turbine blades and aircraft surfaces. View Full-Text
Keywords: multi-walled carbon nanotubes; xerogel; superhydrophobic coatings; water contact angle; electrophysical properties multi-walled carbon nanotubes; xerogel; superhydrophobic coatings; water contact angle; electrophysical properties
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Eseev, M.; Goshev, A.; Kapustin, S.; Tsykareva, Y. Creation of Superhydrophobic Coatings Based on MWCNTs Xerogel. Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 1584.

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