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Superhydrophobic polymer composite coating on glass via spin coating technique

  • Mukesh Kumar Meena
  • Apurba Sinhamahapatra
  • Aditya KumarEmail author
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Abstract

In this work, a superhydrophobic coating on glass surface has been prepared by using polymethylmethacrylate, SiO2 nanoparticles, and hexadecyltrimethoxysilane via spin coating technique. Coating was characterized by using contact angle measurement technique, scanning electron microscopy, and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy. Coating shows the superhydrophobic nature with water contact angle of 165 ± 5° and tilt angle of 7 ± 1°. Thermal, chemical, and mechanical stability of coating was also examined, and it is found excellent wetting stability of coating under harsh conditions. Droplet dynamics behavior of water droplets on coating was also studied and bouncing, pinning, and splashing of water droplets are observed at different impact velocities. Coating also exhibits the excellent self-cleaning nature. Prepared coating shows its several industrial applications.

Keywords

PMMA Superhydrophobic Self-cleaning Spin coating Polymeric coating 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mukesh Kumar Meena
    • 1
  • Apurba Sinhamahapatra
    • 1
  • Aditya Kumar
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology (Indian school of mines)DhanbadIndia

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