A new method to fabricate micro-nano scaled surface with super-hydrophobicity is introduced in the present paper. Micro-nano hierarchical structure coatings based on silica (SiO2) micron particles were successfully deposited on the stainless steel substrates by high-velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF) spraying which were modified by 1,1,2,2- Tetrahydroperfluorodecyltrimethoxysilane (FAS) to reduce surface energy. The influences of the HVOF process parameters on the wettability of the coatings were investigated. The coatings were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), 3D laser microscopy (LSM), and Fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR). The results show that the as-sprayed surfaces exhibit micro-nano hierarchical structure. The water droplets are strongly adhesive to the as-sprayed surface, while by FAS absorbing treatment, the surfaces exhibit super-hydrophobicity, whose contact angle with water droplets are as high as 150°, and the water droplets tend to roll on the surface with extremely low adhesion with a sliding angle of 3°

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