Controllable Broadband Optical Transparency and Wettability Switching of Temperature-Activated Solid/Liquid-Infused Nanofibrous Membranes

Kengo Manabe, Takeshi Matsubayashi, Mizuki Tenjimbayashi, Takeo Moriya, Yosuke Tsuge, Kyu Hong Kyung, Seimei Shiratori

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Abstract

Inspired by biointerfaces, such as the surfaces of lotus leaves and pitcher plants, researchers have developed innovative strategies for controlling surface wettability and transparency. In particular, great success has been achieved in obtaining low adhesion and high transmittance via the introduction of a liquid layer to form liquid-infused surfaces. Furthermore, smart surfaces that can change their surface properties according to external stimuli have recently attracted substantial interest. As some of the best-performing smart surface materials, slippery liquid-infused porous surfaces (SLIPSs), which are super-repellent, demonstrate the successful achievement of switchable adhesion and tunable transparency that can be controlled by a graded mechanical stimulus. However, despite considerable efforts, producing temperature-responsive, super-repellent surfaces at ambient temperature and pressure remains difficult because of the use of nonreactive lubricant oil as a building block in previously investigated repellent surfaces. Therefore, the present study focused on developing multifunctional materials that dynamically adapt to temperature changes. Here, we demonstrate temperature-activated solidifiable/liquid paraffin-infused porous surfaces (TA-SLIPSs) whose transparency and control of water droplet movement at room temperature can be simultaneously controlled. The solidification of the paraffin changes the surface morphology and the size of the light-transmission inhibitor in the lubricant layer; as a result, the control over the droplet movement and the light transmittance at different temperatures is dependent on the solidifiable/liquid paraffin mixing ratio. Further study of such temperature-responsive, multifunctional systems would be valuable for antifouling applications and the development of surfaces with tunable optical transparency for innovative medical applications, intelligent windows, and other devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9387-9396
Number of pages10
JournalACS Nano
Volume10
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 25

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Keywords

  • biomimetics
  • SLIPS
  • temperature-responsive materials
  • transparency
  • wettability

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Controllable Broadband Optical Transparency and Wettability Switching of Temperature-Activated Solid/Liquid-Infused Nanofibrous Membranes. / Manabe, Kengo; Matsubayashi, Takeshi; Tenjimbayashi, Mizuki; Moriya, Takeo; Tsuge, Yosuke; Kyung, Kyu Hong; Shiratori, Seimei.

In: ACS Nano, Vol. 10, No. 10, 25.10.2016, p. 9387-9396.

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Manabe, Kengo ; Matsubayashi, Takeshi ; Tenjimbayashi, Mizuki ; Moriya, Takeo ; Tsuge, Yosuke ; Kyung, Kyu Hong ; Shiratori, Seimei. / Controllable Broadband Optical Transparency and Wettability Switching of Temperature-Activated Solid/Liquid-Infused Nanofibrous Membranes. In: ACS Nano. 2016 ; Vol. 10, No. 10. pp. 9387-9396.
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