An Effect of Viscosity of Coating Materials on Silicon Micro-Patterning Arrays for Superhydrophobic Surface
Two different viscous coating materials, which are Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) mixed with 10%wt of Dicumylperoxide (DCP), and Semifluorinate Silane (SFS), were applied to silicon micro-asperity. The cosine’s Young and viscosity of those coating materials are -0.3584,-0.3496 and 3.176x10-3, 1.339 x10-3 Pas, respectively. The rough surfaces with nine asperity shapes were studied. The results shown that, pillar shape has an effect on water contact angle (WCA): Stripe asperity cannot make the average WCA greater than 150. When consider the pillar asperity, the WCA falls between 152 and 157, which exhibits a superhydrophobic surface property. However, actual WCA of the micro-asperity coated with PDMS+10%wt of DCP is lower than that coated with SFS around 1 to 7. High viscous material makes the asperity size bigger than the design and decreases the WCA: the low viscous material is more suitable for coating on the asperities.
S. Suttiruengwong and W. Sricharussin
N. Atthi et al., "An Effect of Viscosity of Coating Materials on Silicon Micro-Patterning Arrays for Superhydrophobic Surface", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 93-94, pp. 447-450, 2010