Bioinspired nanopatterned surfaces via colloidal templating; a pathway for tuning wetting and adhesion

Sabine Akerboom

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU

Abstract

We can learn from nature that, next to chemistry, surface structures can be used for tuning different functions of surfaces. In this thesis we present a novel fabrication method using colloidal templating on the air/water interface. Two distinct ways to obtain nanopatterned surfaces are described, namely (i) addition of PDMS on top of the colloidal monolayer and (ii) synthesis of polypyrrole around the particles of the monolayer. An increase in adhesion is found for the nanopatterned PDMS surfaces, and the contact angle of water on the nanopatterned polypyrrole surface is increased.

 

Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Wageningen University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Leermakers, Frans, Promotor
  • Kamperman, Marleen, Co-promotor
Award date7 Sep 2016
Place of PublicationWageningen
Publisher
Print ISBNs9789462578470
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • surface chemistry
  • surfaces
  • particles
  • water
  • nanotechnology
  • unimolecular films
  • adhesion
  • colloidal properties

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    Bioinspired dry adhesives from block copolymers.

    Akerboom, S., Kamperman, M. & Leermakers, F.

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