Robust liquid marbles stabilized with surface-modified halloysite nanotubes

Hui Wu, Hirohmi Watanabe, Wei Ma, Aya Fujimoto, Takeshi Higuchi, Kentaro Uesugi, Akihisa Takeuchi, Yoshio Suzuki, Hiroshi Jinnai, Atsushi Takahara

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48 被引用数 (Scopus)

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We have demonstrated the fabrication of fluorine-free liquid marbles from halloysite nanotube. Halloysite is a naturally occurring inorganic nanotube that has a high aspect ratio, and the surface was modified with octadecyltrimethoxysilane. The surface-modified halloysite formed pincushion agglomerates on the surface of the liquid droplets, which create superhydrophobic surface similar to that of the plant gall surface prepared by aphids. As a result, the liquid marbles showed high mechanical strength upon impact without the use of low surface energy fluoroalkyl or fluorine-modified materials. Our results suggest a new strategy for designing novel materials for liquid marbles inspired by nature.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)14971-14975
ページ数5
ジャーナルLangmuir
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48
DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 12 3 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 材料科学(全般)
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • 表面および界面
  • 分光学
  • 電気化学

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