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The technology is based on a specific polymerization process leading to small nanosized silicon filaments, which are only about 10-20 nm in
 thickness and a variable length. In this network a thin air-layer is trapped preventing as far as possible a liquid from wetting the original surface. Hence, contact angles of up to 179° have been achieved in our laboratory.

There are many applications possible, e.g. in textie industry, building construction business, miniaturized chemical labs, surface protection etc. We are developing such applications and we are open to frther collaborations together with academics and industry.

Silicone Nanowires are real nanostructures as                                The coating plant:

can be seen below:

Water repellent surfaces, self cleaning, oil repellence are widely used expressions for surface properties of tremendous impact on science and economy. Although it is well known that nanostructures are essential to realize those properties, we could develop novel silicone nanostructures and simple processes delivering superhydrophobicity, superoleophobicity, self cleaning and chemical inherence.


See how the shirt remains dry even at heavy rain:  go to Youtube
The key persons in this projects are:

Georg Artus, Jan Zimmermann, Ana Stojanovic, Junping Zhang, Stefan Jung

Do you like to join us? Send your application to application.seeger@pci.uzh.ch






Stefan Seeger
Stefan Seeger