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Sunday, 24 September 2017
Functional coatings

Don´t miss any trends and news about functional coatings including anti-icing, anti-fouling, anti-fingerprinting, self-healing and easy-to-clean.

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15 Sep 17
Switching from superhydrophobicity to underwater superoleophobicity

Smart surfaces with switchable water/oil wettability has great research and application value. In a paper, scientists present transparent smart surfaces with pH-responsive water wettability in air and oil wettability in water via grafting pH-responsive block copolymers on an inverse opal film.

13 Sep 17
Plant leaves delay ice formation

A research work reveals that kale leaves have special surface microstructures delaying the ice formation initiation making them good candidates for designing ice-repellent coatings.

7 Sep 17
Overcoming a variety of substrates

Scientists have investiged the adhesion mechanisms of ticks. On the basis of their experiments conclusions can be drawn about the equipment of future technical surfaces with anti-adhesion effect.

30 Aug 17
Could fungi repair cracks in concrete?

The goal of a study was to explore a new self-healing concept in which fungi are used as self-healing agent to promote calcium mineral precipitation to fill the cracks in concrete.

28 Aug 17
Bacteria based self healing concrete

A paper reviews the types of bacteria used in concrete and the ways it can be applied as healing agent. It also gives a brief description of the properties of concrete which vary with the addition of bacteria.

15 Aug 17
Detering ice adhesion with amphiphilic coatings

Reseachers at the Coatings and Polymeric Materials Department, North Dakota State University, have investigated a series of amphiphilic siloxane polyurethane coatings for their icephobic properties.

11 Aug 17
Self-healing and photoluminescent nature resource-derived hydrogels

Researchers have demonstrated that carboxymethyl cellulose-based hydrogels can be engineered to exhibit the integrate capabilities of self-healing, photoluminescence and stretchability by a facile, green and economic approach.

31 Jul 17
Bio-based coatings with self-healing effect

Inspired by the growing demand for more sustainable polymer systems, researchers have investigated thermo-reversible polymer networks composed of more than 80 percent of diethyl itaconate of biobased-origin. The synthesised coatings showed a particular ability.

28 Jul 17
Bioinspired silica-based superhydrophobic materials

A review is aimed at setting up a system for silica-based superhydrophobic materials, summarising previous works of this domain, and more importantly, providing reference for subsequent studies.

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