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Temperature and humidity effects on superhydrophobicity of nanocomposite coatings
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10.1063/1.3680567
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SEM images of the polyurethane/organoclay nanocomposites at magnifications (a) 200x (b) 3000x.

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(Color online) Schematic of the experimental setup for thermally homogeneous, high and low humidity tests.

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(Color online) Superhydrophobic performance of nanocomposites for a temperature cycle (20 °C to −3 °C to 20 °C) while maintaining thermal homogeneity at each point of measurement (a) CA at low humidity, (b) ROA at low humidity, (c) CA at high humidity, and (d) ROA at high humidity.

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(Color online) Homogeneous vs. non-homogeneous thermal effects on the superhydrophobicity of the nanocomposites.

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2012-01-31
2014-04-21
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Scitation: Temperature and humidity effects on superhydrophobicity of nanocomposite coatings
http://aip.metastore.ingenta.com/content/aip/journal/apl/100/5/10.1063/1.3680567
10.1063/1.3680567
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