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Composite, nanostructured, super-hydrophobic material

United States Patent

August 21, 2007
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Superhydrophobic Coatings
A hydrophobic disordered composite material having a protrusive surface feature includes a recessive phase and a protrusive phase, the recessive phase having a higher susceptibility to a preselected etchant than the protrusive phase, the composite material having an etched surface wherein the protrusive phase protrudes from the surface to form a protrusive surface feature, the protrusive feature being hydrophobic.
D'Urso; Brian R. (Clinton, TN), Simpson; John T. (Clinton, TN)
UT Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
10/ 900,249
July 27, 2004
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DE-AC05-00OR22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC.