Controlling the wettability properties of materials by morphologies of nanoparticles
Vinayak A. Dhumale1*, Rajesh k. Gangwar2
1 - Department of Engineering Sciences & Humanities, MIT ADT University, Pune, India
2 - Council of Science & Technology U.P. (DST, Govt. of U.P.), Lucknow, India
The wettability property of any material is very important, depends upon both chemical and geometrical structures of the surface. The arrangement of different morphologies of nanostructures on any material gives surface properties to it such as hydrophobicity or hydrophilicity. Both the properties have applications in the field of self-cleaning, anti-fogging, anti-icing, corrosion resistance etc. These surface properties can be studied with the help of contact angle measurement instrument.
The surface properties can classified further such as super-hydrophobic, hydrophobic, super-hydrophilic, and hydrophilic. All classes have its own application in various fields. The surface roughness is important parameter which is different for different classes. The present poster delineates modification required in these types since surface roughness associated with these types is different. In these types two new types are added i.e. ultra-hydrophobic and ultra-hydrophilic.