Synthesis of Superhydrophobic Carbon Surface during Combustion Propane
We synthesize and deposit carbon nanostructures through flame synthesis on silicon and nickel wafers at different nonpremixed flame locations to produce hydrophobic surfaces. The hydrophobicity is characterized through the contact angle for water droplets placed on the surface. The surface morphology of the nanoparticles is obtained from SEM images. The morphology and hydrohobicity of the nanostructured surfaces depends upon the deposition, which differs at various flame locations. We determine the optimum flame location for the synthesis and deposition of surface carbon nanostructures that lead to maximum hydrophobicity.
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