SUPERHYDROPHOBICITY

Multilevel robustness

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A combination of hard, soft and nanoscale organic components results in robust superhydrophobic surfaces that can withstand mechanical abrasion and chemical oxidation, and exhibit excellent substrate adhesion.

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Fig. 1: Multicomponent superhydrophobic coating.

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Girard, HL., Khan, S. & Varanasi, K.K. Multilevel robustness. Nature Mater 17, 298–300 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-018-0051-3

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