Microtech, nanotech and materials
The basic problem with superhydrophobic surfaces is that their function is based on nanostructures, which are essentially very weak mechanically. For this reason, superhydrophobic surfaces have hitherto been laboratory curiosities or niche products.The ARMOR concept makes it possible to combine the mechanical and superhydrophobic properties of a surface. We have already demonstrated that the solution is material-independent: it works with several material combinations, such as silicon, metals and glass.
Contact: Ilkka Hyytiäinen, Innovation Advisor (SCI)