Aluminum alloy super-hydrophobic surface fabrication via electrochemical etching method

Peng Wang, Ri Qiu, Dun Zhang, Zhifeng Lin

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Electrochemical etching method was proposed to fabricate super-hydrophobic surface on 2024 aluminum alloy. The resulted surface was characterized by Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) and contact angle tests. It was found that the alloy modified presented super-hydrophobic property with a water contact angle of 150.3±3°, which could be attributed to the labyrinth structure by trapping much air. The electrochemical etching method proposed is low-cost and simple. It can also find application in the fabrication of super-hydrophobic surfaces on other engineering metal and alloy surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1240-1243
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Science Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Aluminum alloy
  • Electrochemical-etching
  • Super-hydrophobicity


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