Being able to produce functional coatings or modify surface properties without using solvents is desirable in many technical processes. Various types of plasma systems have been developed for this purpose; but, most of them are operational only under vacuum conditions, limiting their practical applications. Our group is equipped with a scanning atmospheric rf plasma system that can be applied to a large surface area at a low power and we are currently investigating its use for superhydrophobic coatings and surface decontamination.∗
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- ∗ Seul Hee Lee, Zachary R. Dilworth, Erik Hsiao, Anna L. Barnette, Matthew Marino, Jeong Hoon Kim, Jung-Gu Kang, Tae-Hwan Jung, and Seong H. Kim “One-Step Production of Superhydrophobic Coatings on Flat Substrates via Atmospheric Rf Plasma Process Using Non-Fluorinated Hydrocarbons” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2011, 3, 476–481.