A Facile Approach for the Fabrication of Superhydrophobic Surface with Candle Smoke Particles
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College of Applied Technology, Soochow University
Publication date: 2015-01-09
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Dake QIN   

College of Applied Technology, Soochow University, Daxue Road 1#, Zhouzhuang, Kunshan, Jiangsu, China, 215235 Suzhou, China
Physicochem. Probl. Miner. Process. 2015;51(2):501-510
The aim of this communication is to explore a simple and efficient method for fabrication superhydrophobic surface by the candle smoke particles (CSPs). The properties difference of CSPs before and after the calcination process has been studied by SEM, TEM, TG-DSC, FT-IR and Contact Angle Measuring. These results show that there is a complex mixture of elemental carbon and a variety of hydrocarbons in association with amorphous nanomaterial in CSPs, whose structure and composition leads to superhydrophobic properties. The wetting properties of CSPs can turn from superhydrophobic into superhydrophilic for characteristic group changes by calcination process. So it is a simple and efficient method to fabricate superhydrophobic or superhydrophilic surface by CSPs with low cost.
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