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Superhydrophobic surfaces

Abstract 

Surfaces having a hierarchical structure--having features of both microscale and nanoscale dimensions--can exhibit superhydrophobic properties and advantageous condensation and heat transfer properties. The hierarchical surfaces can be fabricated using biological nanostructures, such as viruses as a self-assembled nanoscale template.

Inventor(s)

James N Culver
Ryan Enright
Konstantinos Gerasopoulos
Matthew McCarthy
Evelyn N Wang

Date Issued 

03/24/2015

Patent No. 

8,986,814