Substrate-Independent Underwater Superoleophobic Surfaces Inspired by Fish-Skin and Mussel-Adhesives

Wei Ma, Hang Xu, Atsushi Takahara

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Substrate-independent underwater superoleophobic surfaces are designed by combining two bio-inspirations: the remarkable oil-repellence of fish skin and the versatile anchoring ability of mussel-adhesive proteins. A mussel-inspired polymer is synthesized, showing strong underwater adhesion to various substrates. A fish-skin inspired top layer is then assembled on this polymer coating through a layer-by-layer process.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1300092
JournalAdvanced Materials Interfaces
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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