Water strider legs with a self-assembled coating of single-crystalline nanowires of an organic semiconductor

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Author(s)

  • Lang Jiang
  • Hongxiang Li
  • Yanyan Fu
  • Li Chen
  • Qing Meng
  • Wenping Hu
  • Lei Jiang

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-379
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Materials
Volume22
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

(Figure Presented) Superhydrophobic surfaces composed of single-crystalline nanowires of an organic semiconductor are demonstrated by model water striders. Model copper water striders with self-assembled crystalline nanowires on their "legs" can nicely "stand" on the surface of water. 1.0 mg of such nanowires could support a 372 mg model strider, indicating the striking water-repellent ability of the model legs (see image). © 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

Citation Format(s)

Water strider legs with a self-assembled coating of single-crystalline nanowires of an organic semiconductor. / Jiang, Lang; Yao, Xi; Li, Hongxiang et al.
In: Advanced Materials, Vol. 22, No. 3, 19.01.2010, p. 376-379.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review