SELF-HEALING, HYDROBPHOBIC COMPOSITES AND RELATED METHODS
» Número: WO2019226877A1 (A1)
» Fecha Publicación: 28/11/2019
» Solicitante: UNIV NORTHWESTERN?[US]
» Inventor: YAO YUEHAN?[US]; PRIETO NICOLAS MARTINEZ?[US] (3)
Self-healing, hydrophobic composites and related methods are provided. A method of repelling water may comprise forming a layer of a self-healing, hydrophobic composite comprising a porous network of entangled polymer fibers and a hydrophobic phase change material infused throughout the network, on a surface of a substrate to form a treated surface; and exposing the treated surface to water, wherein the treated surface exhibits a native water droplet contact angle which is greater than that of an untreated surface without the layer of the composite.