Thursday, September 17, 2009


One IPBiz reader was interested in the topic of superhydrophobicity, a property defined in terms of surfaces with a water contact angle above 150° and which materials are the subject of great interest for their water repellency. One Joseph L. Lowery is the co-author of a paper titled: Electrospun Poly(Styrene-block-dimethylsiloxane) Block Copolymer Fibers Exhibiting Superhydrophobicity.

There is a related patent application: US 20060292369, to Rutledge et al., the first claim for which states:

A fiber comprising a copolymer wherein said fiber exhibits a water contact angle of above and water contact angle hysteresis of below


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