Researchers mimic fly eye to produce superhydrophobic anti-fogging nanostructures

( —Researchers working at the University of Wollongong’s Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials in Australia, along with several Chinese colleagues, have created a superhydrophobic nanostructure material based on microscopic observations of the common green bottle fly. In their paper published in the journal Small, the team describes their work in investigating the fly’s eye surface structure, how they found it to be superhydrophobic and then successfully replicated what they’d found using zinc nanoparticles, creating a new material that shows promise for superhydrophobic applications.

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