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Novel coating reduces corrosion and biofouling on ships

By Faye Oney / October 12, 2018

Researchers have developed a coating that could reduce biofouling on ships by up to 50%. Their coating could double a ship’s deployment at sea and reduce maintenance and fuel costs.

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Preventing corrosion with ultra-thin layers of aluminum oxide

By Faye Oney / April 20, 2018

Researchers have discovered that a solid aluminum oxide protection layer can deform like a liquid, possibly protecting metals from environmental elements. Their discovery could solve degradation problems that contribute to rust and corrosion.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 20, 2017

Graphene-wrapped nanocrystals make inroads toward next-gen fuel cells, supercharging silicon batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 20, 2017.

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In the name of liberty, America’s favorite lady dons some serious materials science

By April Gocha / July 4, 2017

One of America’s most iconic representations of its freedom towers some 305 feet above Liberty Island in New York City, N.Y.—the Statue of Liberty. Watch this video to learn more about the unique chemistry of her materials.

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‘Group additivity’ approach to Pourbaix diagrams predicts metals’ reactions with water

By Faye Oney / June 20, 2017

Researchers have developed a computational method to predict how metals react in water. Their “group additivity” approach to Pourbaix diagrams enables them to determine metals’ potential for corrosion.

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New tough, flexible spray-on plastic coating stands up to the elements

By Stephanie Liverani / September 9, 2016

Scientists at the Australian National University developed a new spray-on, plastic-based coating that could be used to waterproof cell phones, prevent ice formation on airplanes, and protect boat hulls against corrosion.

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Scientists work towards oxidation-resistant, ultrahigh melting point nanolaminated borides

By April Gocha / June 6, 2016

Researchers from Drexel University (Philadelphia, Pa.), Linkoping University in Sweden, and Imperial College London think that they can make borides better—by giving the material a protective layer of aluminum, the scientists have developed the world’s first corrosion-resistant boride.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / May 11, 2016

A winning recipe for 3-D printing bone, visualizing lithiation of iron oxide, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 11, 2016.

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Islands of tungsten oxide maintain strength of steel yet protect against fouling

By April Gocha / October 28, 2015

Researchers at Harvard University’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have devised a way to improve the ubiquitous steel by protecting its surface from fouling and corrosion—and it involves ceramics.

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Keep your cool—New glass-based paint could take the heat off outdoor metal structures

By Stephanie Liverani / August 18, 2015

A team of scientists from Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (Laurel, Md.) might have the solution for keeping metal outdoor structures cool in the hot sun—a new glass-based paint.

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