Nano-scale superhydrophobicity: suppression of protein adsorption and promotion of flow-induced detachment

Koc, Y., de Mello, A.J., McHale, G., Newton, M.I. ORCID: 0000-0003-4231-1002, Roach, P. and Shirtcliffe, N.J., 2008. Nano-scale superhydrophobicity: suppression of protein adsorption and promotion of flow-induced detachment. Lab on a Chip, 8 (4), pp. 582-586. ISSN 1473-0197

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Abstract

Superhydrophobic surfaces are extremely water repellent, but proteins have been shown to adhere to them. Here we show that although superhydrophobic surfaces can allow greater protein adsorption under static conditions, fluid flow over a nano-scale superhydrophobic surface can result in clean surfaces. Possible mechanisms that explain such behaviour include decreased contact between protein and surface and greater shear stress due to interfacial slip between the superhydrophobic surface and the liquid.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Lab on a Chip
Creators: Koc, Y., de Mello, A.J., McHale, G., Newton, M.I., Roach, P. and Shirtcliffe, N.J.
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC Publishing)
Place of Publication: Cambridge
Date: 2008
Volume: 8
Number: 4
ISSN: 1473-0197
Identifiers:
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10.1039/b716509aDOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:54
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:44
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/19853

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