Patent Number: 8,574,713

Title: Superhydrophobic fibers and methods of preparation and use thereof

Abstract: The present invention relates to fibers exhibiting a water contact angle of above 150.degree. and water contact angle hysteresis of below 15.degree., methods of producing the same, and applications thereof. The present invention further relates to superhydrophobic fiber mats, methods of producing the same, and applications thereof.

Inventors: Rutledge; Gregory C. (W. Newton, MA), Hill; Randal M. (Cambridge, MA), Lowery; Joseph L (Cambridge, MA), Ma; Minglin (Cambridge, MA), Fridrikh; Sergey (Acton, MA)

Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

International Classification: D02G 3/00 (20060101); D04H 1/00 (20060101); B32B 19/00 (20060101); B32B 5/02 (20060101); B32B 27/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017