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Thursday, 24 April 2014
Functional coatings
127 item(s) for Functional coatings
4 Apr 14
Click reactions on polymer surfaces lead to antimicrobial behaviour

Researchers developed simple reactions that combined microwave plasma reactions in the presence of maleic anhydride with alkyne click chemistries.

19 Mar 14
Researchers isolate natural antifouling product

Natural antifouling products have been the subject of considerable attention.

19 Feb 14
Self-cleaning solar panel coating improves energy collection

A transparent coating designed to combat soiling on solar panels is in development at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

12 Feb 14
Off-the-shelf materials lead to self-healing polymers

Thanks to new dynamic materials developed at the University of Illinois, removable paint and self-healing plastics soon could be household products.

10 Jan 14
Polymer coatings accelerate healing-in

A novel method enables manufacturing of polymer layers with tailor-made properties and multiple functions.

4 Oct 13
Polymer can heal itself without external catalyst

Self-healing polymer is based on a poly(urea-urethane) type composition and can spontaneously and independently repair itself without any intervention.

2 Oct 13
Oleophobic and perfectly wet

Remarkable wetting properties and the ability to self-clean oil droplets is a combination for functional coatings researchers look for. The leather jacket fish serves as a blueprint.

30 Sep 13
Bio-inspiration let insects slip on surfaces

No more beetles crawling your windowscreen? No cockroach on the bathroom tiles and no ants hiking up the facades? Researchers found out the influence of cell forms and microstructures of anti-adhesive surfaces.

24 Sep 13
Self-cleaning surfaces: learning from cicadas

Scientists have discovered how the red-eyed insects keep their wings clean and free from contaminants.

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