Special Issue "Water and Oil Repellent Surfaces"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 July 2020).
Interests: coatings; surfaces & interfaces; wetting & dewetting; superhydrophobicity & superomniphobicity; water-repellency & self-cleaning; nanostructured materials; biomimetics; nanocomposites; nanoparticles; polymers; archaeological chemistry; conservation science
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In the last two decades, materials of extreme wetting properties (MEWP) have received significant attention, as they offer new perspectives providing numerous potential applications. Biomimetics, super-hydrophobic/oleophobic and water-/oil-repellent surfaces can be used, for instance, in automobiles; ships and aircrafts; microelectronics; textiles; biomedical devices and implants; devices in renewable energy systems; constructions and buildings; and in other applications relevant to self–cleaning, friction reduction, oil–water separation, water harvesting and desalination, drug delivery, anti-icing, anti-corrosion, and anti-bacteria methods.
Despite the large scientific progress on MEWP, there are still some obstacles that have to be solved to make these materials available for real life applications. For example, the durability of the surfaces of MEWP is clearly a main obstacle. Recent advances on the production strategies, including methods and materials, of MEWP showed that the durability and sustainability obstacles can be addressed. Recent studies suggest that metals, semiconductors, ceramics, polymers (natural and synthetic), and modern materials such as nanocomposites and graphene can be tuned to MEWP following cost-effective and eco-friendly methods and materials.
The scope of this Special Issue will serve as a forum for papers on the following concepts:
- Robust water/oil repellent surfaces;
- Transparent water/oil repellent surfaces;
- Self-recovery water/oil repellent surfaces;
- Waterborne coatings with extreme wetting propeties;
- Anti-icing surfaces;
- Antibacterial surfaces of extreme wetting properties;
- Antigraffiti surfaces of extreme wetting properties;
- Blood-repellent surfaces ;
- Engineered wettability for water harvesting;
- Superhydrophilic-superhydrophobic micropatterns;
- Water-repellent cellulose surfaces (fabrics, paper);
- Water-repellent coatings for electronics;
- Water-repellent coatings for automobiles, aircrafts, and ships;
- Water-repellent wood surfaces;
- Water-repellent metal surfaces;
- Water-repellent coatings for building protection;
- Graphene: from superhydrophilic to superhydrophobic surfaces.
Prof. Dr. Ioannis Karapanagiotis
- Superhydrophobic surfaces and coatings;
- Water-repellent surfaces and coatings;
- Superoleophobic surfaces and coatings;
- Oil repellent surfaces and coatings.