Nanostructured and superhydrophobic coatings against corrosion

Rigoberto C. Advincula*

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The understanding and use of nanostructuring enable the utilization of nanomaterials and their ordering to achieve a desired property or a synergistic effect in which the minimum percolation threshold is obtained. In the case of nano clays, nanotubes, and graphene, this can be achieved by forming a highly networked structure, by planarized orientation of the platelets, and forming "house of cards" structures. In our work, nanostructuring can be achieved by a hierarchy of roughness or the mimicking of the lotus leaf structure. This involves the use of conducting polymers and stimuli-responsive polymers that result in a superhydrophobic wetting behavior. This superhydrophobicity, in turn, results in a high corrosion resistance as evidenced by salt immersion tests, polarization curves, and EIS measurements. This talk will summarize our results and describe the principles of nanostructuring and the right materials to achieve superior properties.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCorrosion Conference and Expo 2017
PublisherNational Assoc. of Corrosion Engineers International
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781510840348
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventCorrosion Conference and Expo 2017 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 2017 Mar 262017 Mar 30

Publication series

NameNACE - International Corrosion Conference Series
ISSN (Print)0361-4409


OtherCorrosion Conference and Expo 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans


  • Corrosion
  • Electrochemical
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanostructuring
  • Superhydrophobic coatings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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