In Situ Formation of Slippery-Liquid-Infused Nanofibrous Surface for a Transparent Antifouling Endoscope Lens

Mizuki Tenjimbayashi, Jun Yong Park, Jun Muto, Yuta Kobayashi, Ryohei Yoshikawa, Yasuaki Monnai, Seimei Shiratori

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Abstract

Slippery-liquid-infused porous surfaces (SLIPS) are state-of-the-art materials owing to their excellent properties derived from their fluidity (e.g., dynamic omniphobicity and self-healing function). Although SLIPS have been multifunctionalized and developed for various applications, the fabrication process is not well advanced because it is time-consuming and requires multiple steps. Here, a versatile method is reported for the instant formation of slippery surfaces in situ. A lubricated fiber-filled porous sheet was designed, and a coating was formed simply by sticking a surface to the sheet. This sheet can be used as a "disposable instant coating kit" and be made available for instant and repeated coating of SLIPS. The technique is applied to a transparent antifouling endoscope lens as a proof-of-concept. This work improves the fabrication process of SLIPS and contributes to the practical use of SLIPS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1871-1879
Number of pages9
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume4
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 May 14

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Keywords

  • electrospinning
  • hydrophobicity
  • medical application
  • nanofiber
  • slippery surface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering

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