In this course, the students will have to elaborate bio-inspired surfaces with specific functionalities (superhydrophobic, super-adhesive,..) thanks to nano/microtexturation. These surfaces will be characterized and analyzed regarding the two specific properties, their wettability and their adhesive potential.
Bio-inspired surfaces, surface texturation, wettability, adhesion.
TP1 (4h): elaboration of functional surfaces. TP2 (4h): topographic characterization (nanometric scale) TP3 (4h): characterization of the wettability of textured surfaces TP4 (4h): mechanical characterization of the adhesion BE (2h): presentation of the results and scientific discussions
- Understand the challenges and problematics of functional surfaces.
- Know and use surface elaboration techniques.
- Characterization of surfaces at different scales.
- Set up an experimental protocol.
50% for the work during practical sessions, 50% for the oral presentation.