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Saturday, 18 November 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.

211 item(s) for Functional coatings
14 Nov 17
Synthetic microspheres for antireflective coatings

Since the early discovery of the antireflection properties of insect compound eyes, new examples of natural antireflective coatings have been rare. In a study, researchers report the fabrication and optical characterisation of a biologically inspired antireflective surface.

13 Nov 17
Superhydrophobic coating with multiscale structures

To obtain a superhydrophobic surface with hierarchical micro/nanostructures, two kinds of SiO2 nanoparticles with different sizes were embedded into crosslinked silanised polyacrylate. The developed coatings showed three outstanding characteristics.

10 Nov 17
Thermally assisted self-healing polyurethane containing carboxyl groups

Self-healing polymers are a kind of intelligent materials with the capability to repair damage automatically. In a paper, a type of polyurethane containing carboxyl groups that demonstrates thermally assisted healing effects is reported.

3 Nov 17
Tunable superhydrophobic surfaces and their impact on ice mitigation

In a review, the fundamental wetting properties of solid surfaces and superhydrophobic surfaces in particular are described.

23 Oct 17
Strong and efficient self-healing adhesives

Self-healing adhesives are materials with remarkable practical potential for long-term adhesion. However, reports are extremely limited because it is difficult to meet high strength and efficient self-healing properties. A new versatile method overcomes this bottleneck.

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.

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