Super water-repellent surfaces with fractal structures and their potential application to biological studies

Hu Yan, Hatsuki Shiga, Etsuro Ito, Toshiyuki Nakagaki, Seiji Takagi, Tetsuo Ueda, Kaoru Tsujii

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Abstract

Super water repellency of solid surfaces can be realized by formation of fractal structures, which were verified and explained by various materials, such as alkylketene dimer (AKD), platinum-palladium alloy-covered AKD, and poly(alkylpyrrole), and also by comparison of fractal surfaces with smooth ones. Novel potential applications of the fractal solid surfaces to unique biological studies are suggested based on our previous and the present biological studies on fractal AKD surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)490-494
Number of pages5
JournalColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Volume284-285
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Aug 15
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Astrocytes
  • Cell culture
  • Electrochemical polymerization
  • Fractal structure
  • Physarum polycephalum
  • Super water-repellency
  • Wettability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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