Surface functionalization to control the wetting behavior of nanostructured carbons

Davide Mattia, Yury Gogotsi

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Thin films of C were deposited on Si wafers, glassy C, and SiO2 substrates by CVD using ethylene as the C source. The films were treated with NaOH, HNO3, and HF to make their surface more hydrophilic and with parylene, polydimethylsiloxane, and VTMOS to make their surface more hydrophobic. The samples were characterized by SEM, TEM, and Raman spectroscopy. The wetting behavior of the surface-modified films was studied by contact angle measurements under the following liqs.: H2O, EtOH, 1,2-ethanediol, THF, glycerol, ethylene glycol, cyclohexane, hexadecane, polydimethylsiloxane, and poly(3,3,3-trifluoropropylsiloxane). Furthermore, the wetting behavior was investigated for as deposited films which were annealed between 900-2000 Deg under vacuum.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-4
Number of pages2
JournalPreprints of Symposia - American Chemical Society, Division of Fuel Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006



  • Annealing
  • surface functionalization to control wetting behavior of nanostructured carbons)
  • Hydrophilicity
  • Wetting (surface functionalization to control wetting behavior of nanostructured carbons)
  • Surface treatment
  • Contact angle
  • Hydrophobicity
  • carbon film surface functionalization wetting hydrophobicity hydrophilicity
  • Nanostructures
  • Vapor deposition process (chem.

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