Please login first
Lazy ways to attain self-cleaning superhydrophobic coatings
* 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
1  Raje Ramrao College, Jath
2  Self-cleaning Research Laboratory, Department of Physics, Raje Ramrao College, Jath – 416404, Maharashtra, India
3  Center for Advanced Materials, Qatar University, P. O. Box 2713, Doha, Qatar
4  College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Henan University, Kaifeng 475001, P.R. China


Lotus leaf based superhydrophobic surfaces exhibit water contact angle greater than 150° and sliding angle of less than 10°. Currently such superhydrophobic coatings are interests of common people due to its extra-ordinary self-cleaning performance. Since last two decades, tremendous developments have been done in design, fabrication and application of self-cleaning superhydrophobic coatings. Both sophisticated and easy ways in attaining self-cleaning superhydrophobic coatings are found in literature. In this review article, we are trying to summarize an easy and cheaper ways to fabricate self-cleaning superhydrophobic coatings. Various chemicals, methodologies and deposition methods adopted will be briefly discussed. This review article may found beneficial for the early career researchers working in the superhydrophobic research field.

Keywords: superhydrophobic; self-cleaning; wetting; lotus effect; contact angle; coatings