Water-repairable zwitterionic polymer coatings for anti-biofouling surfaces
Upon mechanical damage (scratching), the coatings can be easily repaired within 1 min by immersion in water, and this self-healing property can even be achieved for nanoscale-thick coatings.
Repaired after healing
Both the mechanical properties and the anti-biofouling characteristics are repaired after healing.
The study is published in: Journal of Materials Chemistry B, Issue 33, 2017