Titanate nanofunnel brushes: Toward functional interfacial applications

Kenji Okada, Yasuaki Tokudome, Paolo Falcaro, Yuichiro Takamatsu, Atsushi Nakahira, Masahide Takahashi*

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Titanate nanofunnel brushes were grown on sol-gel derived amorphous TiO 2 thin films, whose shape can be tuned from nanosheets to nanofunnels by changing hydrothermal conditions. A superhydrophobic adhesive surface was achieved by a chemical modification of the brushes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6130-6132
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number49
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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