Hydrophobicity and surface finish

A. Owais*, M. Khaled, B. S. Yilbas

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Surface hydrophobicity is a very important characteristic of the surface for tribological, environmental protection, solar energy harvesting, and other energy applications. In general, two important surface parameters influence the hydrophobicity, which include surface energy and texture. Low surface energy and surface texture with micro/nano pillars are favorable to enhance surface hydrophobicity. In this chapter, fundamental issues related to surface hydrophobicity are outlined and discussed. The practical issues related to surface texturing through crystallization of polycarbonate surface by acetone are presented in relation to surface hydrophobicity. The characteristics of the textured surfaces are included and findings are discussed in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSurface Coating Processes
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780128032503
ISBN (Print)9780128032497
StatePublished - 2017

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  • Acetone
  • Crystallization
  • Optical properties
  • Polycarbonate
  • Solar panels
  • Surface hydrophobicity
  • Surface topography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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