Functional surfaces: biologically inspired omniphobic surfaces by reverse imprint lithography (adv. Mater. 13/2014).

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Hensel R, Finn A, Helbig R, Braun HG, Neinhuis C, Fischer WJ, Werner C. Functional surfaces: biologically inspired omniphobic surfaces by reverse imprint lithography (adv. Mater. 13/2014). Adv Mater Weinheim. 2014;26(13):2028.
A springtail skin morphology is translated into omniphobic polymer membranes by reverse imprint lithography, as described by C. Werner and co-workers on page 2029. The characteristic overhanging structures are arranged in a selfsupporting comblike pattern which provides mechanical stability.