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dc.contributor.authorMukherjee, Ranit
dc.contributor.authorHabibi, Mohammad
dc.contributor.authorRashed, Ziad T.
dc.contributor.authorBerbert, Otacilio
dc.contributor.authorShi, Xiangke
dc.contributor.authorBoreyko, Jonathan B.
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-11T17:55:43Z
dc.date.available2018-12-11T17:55:43Z
dc.date.issued2018-08-03
dc.identifier.issn2045-2322
dc.identifier.other11698
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/86343
dc.description.abstractPorous surfaces impregnated with a liquid lubricant exhibit minimal contact angle hysteresis with immiscible test liquids, rendering them ideal as self-cleaning materials. Rather than roughening a solid substrate, an increasingly popular choice is to use an absorbent polymer as the "porous" material. However, to date the polymer choices have been limited to expensive silicone-based polymers or complex assemblies of polymer multilayers on functionalized surfaces. In this paper, we show that hydrocarbon-based polymer films such as polyethylene can be stably impregnated with chemically compatible vegetable oils, without requiring any surface treatment. These oil-impregnated hydrocarbon-based films exhibit minimal contact angle hysteresis for a wide variety of test products including water, ketchup, and yogurt. Our oil-impregnated films remain slippery even after several weeks of being submerged in ketchup, illustrating their extreme durability. We expect that the simple and cost-effective nature of our slippery hydrocarbon-based films will make them useful for industrial packaging applications.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipBemis Company, Inc.
dc.format.extent13 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Nature
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subjectlubricant-infused surfaces
dc.subjectslippery surfaces
dc.subjecttunable transparency
dc.subjectdrag reduction
dc.subjectviscous-fluid
dc.subjectheat-transfer
dc.subjectcondensation
dc.subjectcoatings
dc.subjectperformance
dc.subjectdynamics
dc.titleOil-Impregnated Hydrocarbon-Based Polymer Filmsen_US
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden_US
dc.description.notesThis work was supported by Bemis Company, Inc. We thank Dr. Kristi DeCourcy for technical assistance with the confocal microscopy and Prof. Robert Moore for fruitful discussions.
dc.title.serialScientific Reports
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-29823-7
dc.identifier.volume8
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten_US
dc.identifier.pmid30076322


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