Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physics Division

Physics Division Seminars

Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,

Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124  (FAX): (865) 574-1268

Thu., February 15, 2007, at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

Superhydrophobic Nanostructured Material

John T. Simpson, ORNL Engineering Science & Technology Division
Building 6008 Conference Room

I will discuss material hydrophobic and hydrophilic behavior via surface tension and how to amplify the effect of this surface tension by patterning the material’s surface. I will then describe a simple and elegant way of forming nanometer sharp surface features using glass that produces the world’s highest quality superhydrophobic behavior.