Part of the book: Recent Trends in Processing and Degradation of Aluminium Alloys
Improvement of corrosion resistance is a main challenge in surface and corrosion engineering. Water is a main part of corrosion mechanism, and the omission of this part will be helpful. By mimicking from nature, superhydrophobicity is a helpful method to decrease corrosion and water presence on the surface. Superhydrophobic surface and coating is a new type of coating that extension in recent decade and increase application of this area every day. These type of coatings are using on widespread of applications such as solar panels, displays, windows, paints and fabrics to obtain water-proof, anticorrosive, self-cleaning and stain-resistant surfaces. Many different studies have been reported to produce superhydrophobic surfaces from many diverse materials (polymers, metals and other inorganic materials, composites, textiles, paper). In this chapter, recent developments in the application of superhydrophobic coatings for corrosion protection of aluminum and copper alloys will be discussed. This chapter includes new production methods, theoretical works, and the limitations of superhydrophobic coatings.
Part of the book: New Trends in Alloy Development, Characterization and Application