Preparation and Characterization of Fractal Elastomer Surfaces

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Author(s)

    • Nonomura Yoshimune
    • Department of Biochemical Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamagata University
    • Seino Eri
    • Department of Biochemical Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamagata University
    • Abe Saya
    • Department of Biochemical Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamagata University

Abstract

The elastomer materials with hieralchical structure and suitable wettability are useful as biological surface model. In the present study, urethane resin and silicone resin elastomers with hierarchical rough surfaces were prepared and referred to as “fractal elastomers”. We found a hierarchy of small projections that existed over larger ones on these surfaces. These elastomers were synthesized by transferring a fractal surface structure of alkylketene dimer. The rough structure enhanced the hydrophobicity and weakened friction resistance of the elastomer surfaces. These materials can be useful for artificial skin with biomimetic surface properties.

Journal

  • Journal of Oleo Science

    Journal of Oleo Science 62(8), 587-590, 2013

    Japan Oil Chemists' Society

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130004436078
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    1345-8957
  • Data Source
    J-STAGE 
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