Journal of Oleo Science
Online ISSN : 1347-3352
Print ISSN : 1345-8957
Detergents and Interface Science
Preparation and Characterization of Fractal Elastomer Surfaces
Yoshimune NonomuraEri SeinoSaya AbeHiroyuki Mayama
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62 巻 (2013) 8 号 p. 587-590

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The elastomer materials with hieralchical structure and suitable wettability are useful as biological surface model. In the present study, urethane resin and silicone resin elastomers with hierarchical rough surfaces were prepared and referred to as “fractal elastomers”. We found a hierarchy of small projections that existed over larger ones on these surfaces. These elastomers were synthesized by transferring a fractal surface structure of alkylketene dimer. The rough structure enhanced the hydrophobicity and weakened friction resistance of the elastomer surfaces. These materials can be useful for artificial skin with biomimetic surface properties.

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