Stretchable superhydrophobicity from monolithic, three-dimensional hierarchical wrinkles

Won Kyu Lee, Woo Bin Jung, Sidney R. Nagel, Teri W Odom

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We report the design of three-dimensional (3D) hierarchical wrinkle substrates that can maintain their superhydrophobicity even after being repeatedly stretched. Monolithic poly(dimethysiloxane) with multiscale features showed wetting properties characteristic of static superhydrophobicity with water contact angles (>160°) and very low contact angle hysteresis (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3774-3779
Number of pages6
JournalNano Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 8 2016


  • drop impact
  • hierarchical texturing
  • Nanowrinkles
  • pattern transfer
  • polymers
  • stretchable superhydrophobic surface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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