Sheets of Large Superhydrophobic Metal Particles Self Assembled on Water by the Cheerios Effect

Iain Larmour, Graham C. Saunders, Steven E. J. Bell

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Abstract

A copper-rich cereal: Superhydrophobic copper particles show a very large Cheerios effect and rapidly self-assemble into robust sheets on the surface of water. These sheets can support objects (including water drops, see photo) placed on them, even though the irregular geometry of the particles means that they contain macroscopic holes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5043-5045
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte chemie-International edition
Volume47
Issue number27
Early online date27 May 2008
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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