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Redox Switchable Superhydrophobic Silver Composite.
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PMID:  21809875     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Unique packaging of Ag2O on the surface of polycrystalline AgCl has been done judiciously for fabrication of a new useful, superhydrophobic composite material. This pure inorganic material with surface porosity of submicron aperture fabricates air-pockets which make the composite material superhydrophobic. The new superhydrophobic material behaves like lotus leaves, butterfly wings or water strider's leg. Visible light induces photoreduction of solid Ag2O surface layer and generates Ag (0) making the composite surface superhydrophilic. Again, tactful oxidation of Ag (0) on the composite surface gives back the hydrophobicity that represents the redox switchable wetting property of the material.
Authors:
Tarasankar Pal; Arun Kumar Sinha; Mrinmoyee Basu; Mukul Pradhan; Sougata Sarkar; Yuichi Negishi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1520-5827     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-8-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9882736     Medline TA:  Langmuir     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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