Nanoscience Experiments: How to make a Superhydrophobic Surface (Artificial Lotus Effect)

Nanoscience Experiments: How to make a Superhydrophobic Surface (Artificial Lotus Effect)

The superhydrophobic surfaces experiment blends elements from chemistry, biology, and physics to vividly demonstrate how the incorporation of nanoscale texture at a material’s surface can lead to dramatic changes in certain physical properties such as wettability. Nanoscientists often find inspiration in nature. In this experiment, students will assemble silver nanoparticle films onto copper surfaces using…