2015-Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit
SIPS 2015 Volume 6: Coatings, Cement, Rare Earth & Ferro-alloys

Editors:Kongoli F, Yildirim H, Hainer S, Hofmann K, Proske T, Graubner C.A., Albert B
Publisher:Flogen Star OUTREACH
Publication Year:2015
Pages:200 pages
ISSN:2291-1227 (Metals and Materials Processing in a Clean Environment Series)
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    A Review on Structured Surfaces for Anti-Wetting and Anti-Corrosion Applications

    Andrea Foerg1; Patrick Masset1;
    1FRAUNHOFER UMSICHT, Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany (Deutschland);
    Type of Paper: Regular
    Id Paper: 151
    Topic: 19


    Structured surfaces with anti-wetting character are used in various fields such as aeronautic, textile or food industries. Enhanced fluid mechanical properties guaranteeing laminar air flow, the prevention of ice-accretion on antennas, stain-resistant textiles and anti-bacterial coatings are just a few examples for their applications. These surfaces have often been inspired by nature. Lots of research have therefore been focused on mimicking unique natural properties like the famous lotus effect in order to transfer it to technical scale. Water droplets on lotus leaves roll off easily and by that, carrying dust away. In practice, this mechanism is used for solar cells in order to enlarge their efficiency. A highly water-repellent surface is essentially characterized by the combination of a randomly distributed binary structure and a low-surface energy material. The techniques for the preparation of non-wetting surfaces include templating, lithography, sol-gel, chemical etching, plasma, etc. This paper provides a review of structured surfaces for specific applications in the fields of anti-icing, fluid mechanics, and anti-corrosion. The focus lies on the development of surfaces with low wettability and improved corrosion resistance that possess a binary roughness in the micro and nano-scale.


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    Foerg A and Masset P. A Review on Structured Surfaces for Anti-Wetting and Anti-Corrosion Applications. In: Kongoli F, Yildirim H, Hainer S, Hofmann K, Proske T, Graubner C.A., Albert B, editors. Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit SIPS 2015 Volume 6: Coatings, Cement, Rare Earth & Ferro-alloys. Volume 6. Montreal(Canada): FLOGEN Star Outreach. 2015. p. 127-138.