Skip to Main Content
Skip Nav Destination

Superhydrophobic Surfaces

Since the first observations and explanations of the 'lotus effect' in nature, superhydrophobic surfaces have received intense and sustained interest in recent decades. With a large water contact angle and low contact angle hysteresis, superhydrophobic surfaces ease self-removal of liquids and particulates from the surface through droplet rolling, jumping or bouncing, thereby holding great prospects for diverse applications such as anti-icing, anti-fogging, self-cleaning, heat transfer enhancement, liquid manipulation, energy harvesting, etc. The essential feature of superhydrophobicity is the synergy between micro/nano structures and a low-surface-energy of the surface outermost layer. To this end, the wide range of micro-/nano-fabrication techniques, surface functionalization and actuation available, as well as their complex interplay, have therefore endowed superhydrophobic surfaces with unique liquid-surface interactions and novel droplet and fluid phenomena, with the consequent enlightening of further applications. In addition, combining superhydrophobicity with optical, electromagnetic and acoustic effects, has also opened up the potential to create superhydrophobic surfaces with unique multi-functionalities such as photothermal and magneto-responsive surfaces, which also stimulate multiple potential applications. Moreover, extending superhydrophobicity to low surface tension fluids, i.e., superoleophobic surfaces, or improving the durability and mechanical properties of superhydrophobic surfaces, are also current promising avenues and challenges that need further exploration. The aim of this Special Topic Collection is to gather original and impactful works in the flourishing fields of superhydrophobic surfaces and their diversified range of potential functionalities and applications.

Guest Editor: Xiaomin Wu, Daniel Orejon Mantecon, Timothée Mouterde, and Fuqiang Chu

Special Collection Image
Xiaomin Wu; Fuqiang Chu; Daniel Orejon; Timothée Mouterde
Steven Armstrong; Glen McHale; Andrew Alderson; Shruti Mandhani; Mahya Meyari; Gary G. Wells; Emma Carter; Rodrigo Ledesma-Aguilar; Ciro Semprebon
Martin Coux; Adrien Mathis; Joachim Delannoy; Timothée Mouterde; David Quéré
Shengwu Wang; Lee Li; Junwu Chen; Yi Xie; Kai Yang
P. T. Naveen; A. R. Harikrishnan
W. Zhang; C. A. Dorao; M. Fernandino
Muhammad Jahidul Hoque; Jingcheng Ma; Kazi Fazle Rabbi; Xiao Yan; Bakhshish Preet Singh; Nithin Vinod Upot; Wuchen Fu; Johannes Kohler; Tarandeep Singh Thukral; Sujan Dewanjee; Nenad Miljkovic
Fuwang Zhao; Lingwei Zeng; Zhaokun Wang; Yang Liu; Li Li; Hui Tang
Dejian Zhang; Yong Wan; Gyoko Nagayama
H. Y. Erbil; G. McHale
Kensuke Mino; Yutaka Kazoe
Seongjin Park; Jaeil Kim; Sang-Hyeon Lee; Jinseo Kim; Dong Kwan Kang; Somi Kim; Ho-Sup Jung; Hoon Eui Jeong
Jia Luo; Fuqiang Chu; Jun Zhang; Dongsheng Wen
Ye Tian; Hong Wang; Yuchen Tian; Xun Zhu; Rong Chen; Yudong Ding; Qiang Liao
Lei Liu; Chunfang Guo; Rui Yang; Jiangtao Lu; Senyun Liu
Lingfeng Zhao; Weilan Liu; Yizhou Shen; Yangjiangshan Xu; Biao Jiang; Jie Tao
Linsheng Zhang (张林生); Colin R. Crick; Robert J. Poole
Dalia Ghaddar; Kalyan Boyina; Kaushik Chettiar; Muhammad Jahidul Hoque; Matthew Baker; Pushkar Bhalerao; Scot Reagen; Nenad Miljkovic
Jialiang Zhang; Qing Yang; Qingyun Ma; Fangzheng Ren; Haoyu Li; Chengjun Zhang; Yang Cheng; Feng Chen
Behzad Rezaee; Hossein Pakzad; Mahmoud Mahlouji Taheri; Reza Talebi Chavan; Mohammadali Fakhri; Ali Moosavi; Masoud Aryanpour
Close Modal

or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal