Hydrophobic Light-to-Heat Conversion Membranes with Self-Healing Ability for Interfacial Solar Heating

Lianbin Zhang, Bo Tang, Jinbo Wu, Renyuan Li, Peng Wang

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Abstract

Self-healing hydrophobic light-to-heat conversion membranes for interfacial solar heating are fabricated by deposition of light-to-heat conversion material of polypyrrole onto porous stainless steel mesh, followed by hydrophobic fluoroalkylsilane modification. The mesh-based membranes spontaneously stay at the water–air interface, collect and convert solar light into heat, and locally heat only the water surface for an enhanced evaporation.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4889-4894
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume27
Issue number33
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 17 2015

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