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Outstanding superhydrophobicity and corrosion resistance on carbon-based film surfaces coupled with multi-walled carbon nanotubes and nickel nano-particles

Outstanding superhydrophobicity and corrosion resistance on carbon-based film surfaces coupled with multi-walled carbon nanotubes and nickel nano-particles
Outstanding superhydrophobicity and corrosion resistance on carbon-based film surfaces coupled with multi-walled carbon nanotubes and nickel nano-particles

In order to solve the problem of poor stability and repeatability of superhydrophobic films to improve its application in industrial production. In this study, nickel nanoparticles and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were doped into DLC films for the first time, and a robust superhydrophobic and corrosion resistance nanocomposite MWCNTs-Ni/a-C:H film was prepared via one-step electrochemical deposition under atmospheric pressure and low temperature. The as-prepared film surface had a static water contact angle measured as 158.89° and a sliding angle about 1.99° which is attributed to the micro-nanoscale hierarchical structure of the film surface. More importantly, the superhydrophobic nanocomposite MWCNTs-Ni/a-C:H film not only shows good mechanical property, but also has outstanding corrosion resistance and excellent self-cleaning ability. This research highlights a promising route for the preparation of robust superhydrophobic film, providing potential uses including self-cleaning, antifouling and anti-corrosion applications such as ship hulls and aeroplane wings.

Corrosion resistance, MWCNTs-Ni/a-C:H, Self-cleaning, Superhydrophobic
0039-6028
193-202
Zhou, Shengguo
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Zhu, Xiaobo
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Ma, Liqiu
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Yan, Qingqing
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Yan, Qingqing
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Zhou, Shengguo, Zhu, Xiaobo, Ma, Liqiu, Yan, Qingqing and Wang, Shuncai (2018) Outstanding superhydrophobicity and corrosion resistance on carbon-based film surfaces coupled with multi-walled carbon nanotubes and nickel nano-particles. Surface Science, 677, 193-202. (doi:10.1016/j.susc.2018.07.010).

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Abstract

In order to solve the problem of poor stability and repeatability of superhydrophobic films to improve its application in industrial production. In this study, nickel nanoparticles and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were doped into DLC films for the first time, and a robust superhydrophobic and corrosion resistance nanocomposite MWCNTs-Ni/a-C:H film was prepared via one-step electrochemical deposition under atmospheric pressure and low temperature. The as-prepared film surface had a static water contact angle measured as 158.89° and a sliding angle about 1.99° which is attributed to the micro-nanoscale hierarchical structure of the film surface. More importantly, the superhydrophobic nanocomposite MWCNTs-Ni/a-C:H film not only shows good mechanical property, but also has outstanding corrosion resistance and excellent self-cleaning ability. This research highlights a promising route for the preparation of robust superhydrophobic film, providing potential uses including self-cleaning, antifouling and anti-corrosion applications such as ship hulls and aeroplane wings.

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Accepted/In Press date: 18 July 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 20 July 2018
Published date: 1 November 2018
Keywords: Corrosion resistance, MWCNTs-Ni/a-C:H, Self-cleaning, Superhydrophobic

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Local EPrints ID: 425602
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/425602
ISSN: 0039-6028
PURE UUID: d81af4a4-987e-40b7-8ed7-2586d6d28401

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Date deposited: 25 Oct 2018 16:30
Last modified: 25 Oct 2018 16:30

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Author: Shengguo Zhou
Author: Xiaobo Zhu
Author: Liqiu Ma
Author: Qingqing Yan
Author: Shuncai Wang

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