Fabrication of Superhydrophobic Surfaces of Titanium Dioxide and Nickel through Electrochemical Deposition on Stainless Steel Substrate
Binary microstructures at both micro- and nano-scale are constructed by the electrochemical depositing Ni and TiO2 on the stainless steel surface. Superhydrophobicity is achieved with a water contact angle greater than 150° after modifying the textured surface with fluoroalkylsilane (FAS-17, CF3(CF2)7CH2CH2Si(OCH3)3). The morphology of the Ni-TiO2 compound coating is studied by scanning electron microscopy.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
Y. W. Hu et al., "Fabrication of Superhydrophobic Surfaces of Titanium Dioxide and Nickel through Electrochemical Deposition on Stainless Steel Substrate", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 434-435, pp. 496-498, 2010