Article history: Controlling of the wettability of micro-nano scale surfaces not only plays important roles in basic sci- Received 2 June 2017 ence but also presents some signiﬁcant applications in interference shielding materials, microﬂuidics Received in revised form 19 July 2017 and phase-change heat transfer enhancement, etc. Here, the superhydrophobic super-aligned carbon Accepted 10 August 2017 nanotube (SACNT) ﬁlms are ﬁrstly obtained by the chemical vapor deposition method and the anneal- Available online 15 August 2017 ing process. Then their wettabilities are in-situ switched by the electrowetting strategy. Speciﬁcally, the fascinating transformation of superhydrophobicity to the superhydrophilicity is achieved by exerting Keywords: external DC voltages across the CNT-liquid interfaces, and the transitions of Cassie-to-Wenzel states are Carbon nanotube ﬁlms observed on the multilayer SACNT ﬁlms. In addition, the electrowetting induced salt absorption of the Superhydrophobicity porous SACNT is also reported here. Finally, the threshold voltages of the electrowetting behaviors for Superhydrophilicity different liquids on the SACNT ﬁlms and unit capacitances across the CNT-liquid interfaces are obtained, Electrowetting Switchable wettability which reveal that the SACNT ﬁlms have much more outstanding electrowetting properties than the previ- ously reported works. Our approach reported here demonstrates that the wettability of SACNT ﬁlms could
Applied Surface Science – Elsevier
Published: Jan 1, 2018
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