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dc.contributor.advisorGangopadhyay, Shubhraeng
dc.contributor.authorAlmeida, Ribereteng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 Summereng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file and two media files.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 10, 2009)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2008.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Electrical engineering.eng
dc.description.abstractSurfaces with water contact angles in excess of 150⁰ have been attracting a great deal of attention. The work done here was in the design and development of an anti-fog coating. The hydrophilic as well as the hydrophobic approaches were investigated before developing the super-hydrophobic coatings. Accordingly, various phenomenon such as the adherence of snow or raindrops and friction drag are expected to be inhibited or reduced on such surfaces. Hydrophobic properties are enhanced by increasing surface roughness. Superhydrophobic surfaces require both appropriate surface roughness and low surface energy materials and numerous methods to attain these requirements have been demonstrated. We have made extensive use of nano-particles to help us in achieving the roughness that was needed to create these super-hydrophobic surfaces. Also low surface energy materials such as PTFE and THV were investigated as potential candidates for the matrix materials in which the particles could be embedded. The films created in our labs were characterized extensively using SEM(Scanning Electron Microscopy), Water Contact angles, Spectroscopic Ellipsometry, AFM(Atomic Force Microscopy) and UV-VIS Spectroscopy.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb70614805eng
dc.identifier.oclc429904979eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/5721
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/5721eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshHydrophobic surfaceseng
dc.subject.lcshCoatingseng
dc.titleAnti-fog coatings using the super-hydrophobic approacheng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical engineering (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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