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

L. Zhang, B. Tang, J. Wu, R. Li, P. Wang
Advanced Materials, volume 27, issue 33, p. 4889-4894, (2015)

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

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Membrane

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 a 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 enhanced evaporation.

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DOI: 10.1002/adma.201502362

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