Thesis / Dissertation

Nanoengineering surface wettability via metal-phenolic networks

Shuaijun Pan, Francesco Caruso (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

Surface engineering is extensively involved in many industrial processes as well as diverse research applications including the engineering of catalysts, nanoparticles, coatings, membranes, gels, and other materials. In general, the purpose of surface engineering is to alter the physical or chemical surface properties on the molecular, nano-, micro-, or macroscale in order to target desired applications. Surface wetting, a ubiquitous natural interfacial phenomenon, is one of the most important yet least understood surface properties useful for addressing a broad range of practical and scientific issues. Surface wetting is also important for various global challenges such as the emerging ener..

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