S-Space College of Engineering/Engineering Practice School (공과대학/대학원) Dept. of Mechanical Aerospace Engineering (기계항공공학부) Journal Papers (저널논문_기계항공공학부)
A biomimetic approach for effective reduction in micro-scale friction by direct replication of topography of natural water-repellent surfaces
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- Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, Vol, 21, pp. 624~629
- lithography ; biomimetic ; polymer ; micro ; friction ; tribology
- In this paper, we report on the replication of surface topographies of natural leaves of water-repellent plants of Lotus and Colocasia onto thin polymeric films using a capillarity-directed soft lithographic technique. The replication was carried out on poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) film spin coated on silicon wafer using poly(dimethyl siloxane) (PDMS) molds. The friction properties of the replicated surfaces were investigated at micro-scale in comparison with those of PMMA thin film and silicon wafer. The replicated surfaces exhibited superior friction property when compared to those of PMMA thin film and silicon wafer. The superior friction behaviour of the replicated surfaces was attributed to the reduced real area of contact projected by them.
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