Departmental Papers (MEAM)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

March 2008

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Copyright 2008 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics.
Reprinted in Applied Physics Letters, Volume 92, Article 093507, March 2008, 3 pages.

Abstract

We report on a simple process to fabricate electrohydrodynamic spraying devices with superhydrophobic nozzles. These devices are useful, among other things, in mass spectrometry and printing technology. The superhydrophobic nozzle is created by roughening the surface of the polyfluorotetraethylene (PFTE) by argon and oxygen plasma treatment. We have developed a polymer-based electrospray device with a flat, superhydrophobic nozzle capable of maintaining a high contact angle and stable jetting.

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Date Posted: 09 April 2008

This document has been peer reviewed.