Nanotech 2006 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2006 Vol. 3
Technical Proceedings of the 2006 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 3

Nanoscale Fabrication Chapter 2

Replication of Highly-Hydrophobic Surface with Micro/Nano Combined Structures from Nature

Authors: S.M. Lee and T.H. Kwon

Affilation: Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea

Pages: 247 - 250

Keywords: plant leaf, micro/nano combined structure, UV-nanoimprint lithography (UV-NIL), contact angle

A highly-hydrophobic film has successfully been fabricated by simply replicating plant leaf surface with micro/nano combined structures. A plant leaf was used as a master to make a mold by nickel electroforming. The positive polymer replica was then fabricated by UV-nanoimprint lithography (UV-NIL) using the nickel mold. This new replication method turns out to be quite promising in view of the replication quality of both micro/nano structures and hydrophobicity.

ISBN: 0-9767985-8-1
Pages: 913
Hardcopy: $119.95

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