Electrospun Fibrous Membranes with Super-large-strain Electric Superhydrophobicity.

Abstract:

:Large-strain elastic superhydrophobicity is highly desirable for its enhanced use performance and functional reliability in mechanically dynamic environments, but remains challenging to develop. Here we have, for the first time, proven that an elastic fibrous membrane after surface hydrophobization can maintain superhydrophobicity during one-directional (uniaxial) stretching to a strain as high as 1500% and two-direction (biaxial) stretching to a strain up to 700%. The fibrous membrane can withstand at least 1,000 cycles of repeated stretching without losing the superhydrophobicity. Stretching slightly increases the membrane air permeability and reduces water breakthrough pressure. It is highly stable in acid and base environments. Such a permeable, highly-elastic superhydrophobic membrane may open up novel applications in membrane separation, healthcare, functional textile and energy fields.

journal_name

Sci Rep

journal_title

Scientific reports

authors

Zhou H,Wang H,Niu H,Lin T

doi

10.1038/srep15863

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Has Abstract

pub_date

2015-10-29 00:00:00

pages

15863

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2045-2322

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srep15863

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5

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