The Hong Kong Polytechnic University presented a study entitled “Super-Hydrophobic Surfaces From A Simple Coating Method: A Bionic Nanoengineering Approach Super-Hydrophobic Surfaces From A Simple Coating Method: A Bionic Nanoengineering Approach”. The study’s goal was to mimic the self-cleaning behavior of lotus leaves in nature to develop a super-hydrophobic surface to have potential applications for rusting-resistant, anti-fog and self-cleaning treatments.
The dynamic light scattering technique made use of Brookhaven’s NanoBrook 90Plus Particle Size Analyzer to measure the particle size of lattices. From these lattices, the researchers prepared micro-nanoscale binary structured silica/fluoropolymer composite particles. Through the experiment, a new one-step method for the fabrication of super-hydrophobic surfaces from micro-nanoscale binary structured composite particles of common commercial raw materials was developed.
The development of nanotechnology and nanoengineering plays a vital role in modern day scientific advances, which require specialized instruments. Brookhaven Instruments aids scientific innovations by providing state-of-the-art particle size analyzers that ensure accurate, effective and reliable results.