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Self-healing liquid-infused surfaces with high transparency for optical devices

  • Meiling Zhang (a1) (a2), Qi Liu (a1) (a2), Jingyuan Liu (a1) (a2), Jing Yu (a1) (a2) and Jun Wang (a1) (a2)...


The glass surfaces used for optical devices are necessary to have high transparency. Here we propose to take advantage of tube-like SiO2 textures to trap lubricant liquid inside aiming to prepare novel slippery liquid-infused porous surfaces (SLIPS). As a consequence, SLIPS with high transparency were synthesized on glass substrate successfully. The capillary action of unique tubular structure induces the ion migration of adjacent Krytox 100, thus endowing SLIPS with the self-healing property. Moreover, the remarkable slip behavior enables these surfaces to possess the self-cleaning and anti-biofouling performances. The current work might provide a promising candidate for long-term transparent optical devices.


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