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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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