Superhydrophobic Polymer Coatings: Fundamentals, Design, Fabrication, and Applications offers a comprehensive overview of the preparation and applications of polymer coatings with superhydrophobicity, guiding the reader through advanced techniques and scientific principles. Sections present detailed information on the fundamental theories and methods behind the preparation of superhydrophobic polymer coatings and demonstrate the current and potential applications of these materials, covering a range of novel and marketable uses across industry, including coatings with properties such as foul resistance and self-cleaning, anti-icing and ice-release, corrosion inhibition, antibacterial, anti-reflection, slip and drag reduction, oil-water separation, and advanced medical applications.
This book is a highly valuable resource for academic researchers, scientists and advanced students working on polymer coatings or polymer surface modifications, as well as professionals across polymer science, polymer chemistry, plastics engineering, and materials science. The detailed information in this book will also be of great interest to scientists, R&D professionals, product designers and engineers who are looking to develop products with superhydrophobic coatings.
- Presents in-depth information on the advanced methods required in the preparation of superhydrophobic polymer coatings
- Covers the latest advances in the design of polymer coatings with superhydrophobic properties, including nanofabrication
- Explains cutting-edge industrial and medical applications, including self-cleaning coatings, corrosion inhibition, anti-icing and ice-release, and oil-water separation
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Section I: Fundamental, Design and Fabrication of Superhydrophobic Polymer Coatings 1. Fundamentals of superhydrophobic surfaces 2. Superhydrophobic polymer coating: A design perspective 3. Methods and fabrication techniques of superhydrophobic surfaces 4. Nanomaterials for design and fabrication of superhydrophobic polymer coating 5. Characterization of superhydrophobic polymer coating 6. The stability of the superhydrophobic surfaces 7. Biological adhesion behavior of superhydrophobic polymer coating
Section II: Potential Applications of Superhydrophobic Polymers Coatings 8. Superhydrophobic foul resistant and self-cleaning polymer coating 9. Superhydrophobic antiicing and ice-release polymer coatings 10. Superhydrophobic corrosion inhibition polymer coatings 11. Superhydrophobic antibacterial polymer coatings 12. Superhydrophobic antireflective polymer coatings with improved solar cell efficiency 13. Interfacial slip-and-drag reduction by superhydrophobic polymer coating 14. Superhydrophobic coatings for medical applications 15. Superhydrophobic surfaces for oil-water separation
Sushanta Ku Samal is a Scientist at LARPM-CIPET, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Govt. of India. He has 10 years of research and academic experience, with research focused on polymer composites, nanocomposites, blend and alloys, functional polymer coatings, nano/micro hybrid surface, multifunctional materials for various applications, and new bio-compatible/degradable materials.
Smita Mohanty is the senior scientist at LARPM-CIPET, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Govt. of India. She has over 15 years of experience, with research interests in polymers, coatings, adhesives, paints and composites, biomaterials, and functionalization of polymeric materials. She has published over 150 articles in international peer reviewed journals and was the winner of the National Awards by the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Govt. of India, and Young Scientist Award by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India.
Nayak, Sanjay Kumar
Sanjay Kumar Nayak is Director General (DG) of CIPET and Professor & Chair at LARPM-CIPET, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Govt. of India. He has more than 300 research publications in high impact international journals, and has published books in diverse areas of polymer science & technology.