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United States Patent Application

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Methods and compositions disclosed herein relate to liquid repellant surfaces having selective wetting and transport properties. An article having a repellant surface includes a substrate comprising fabric material and a lubricant wetting and adhering to the fabric material to form a stabilized liquid overlayer, wherein the stabilized liquid overlayer covers the fabric material at a thickness sufficient to form a liquid upper surface above the fabric material, wherein the fabric material is chemically functionalized to enhance chemical affinity with the lubricant such that the lubricant is substantially immobilized on the fabric material to form a repellant surface.
Aizenberg, Joanna (Boston, MA), Aizenberg, Michael (Boston, MA), Wong, Tak Sing (State College, PA), Vogel, Nicolas (Cambridge, MA), Shillingford, Cicely (Waterloo, CA), Kim, Philseok (Arlington, MA), Hatton, Benjamin (Toronto, CA), Utech, Stefanie (Cambridge, MA), Uzun, Oktay (Boston, MA), Sunny, Steffi (Cambridge, MA)
14/ 414,668
July 12, 2013
STATEMENT CONCERNING GOVERNMENT RIGHTS IN FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH [0006] This invention was made with government support under FA9550-09-1-0669-DOD35CAP awarded by the U.S. Air Force and under DE-AR0000326 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.