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Video: Surface science keeps liquids rolling off superhydrophobic materials

By April Gocha / August 9, 2017

In this short video, ACS Reactions reveals why superhydrophobic materials never get wet—and it all has to do with the angle of contact between a drop of liquid and the surface upon which it sits.

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Video: Superhydrophobic spray-on coating takes a beating and keeps on self-healing

By April Gocha / April 12, 2017

A University of Michigan team has developed the ultimate superhydrophobic spray-on coating that is so durable that it can be applied to virtually any surface, including vehicles, boats, clothing, and more.

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Conductive graphene coating offers new tunable solution for surface ice shedding

By Stephanie Liverani / May 24, 2016

Researchers at Rice University have built upon their novel conductive graphene composite coating for surface ice removal. The team now says the material has tunable capabilities that can keep large areas free of ice and snow in a wide range of temperature conditions.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / April 20, 2016

Nanotubes align into wafer-thin films, perovskite solar cells get a squeeze, new LED covers full visible spectrum, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 20, 2016.

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Penguins shed more materials secrets—feathers inform design of icephobic membranes

By April Gocha / February 26, 2016

Researchers at the Key Laboratory of Bio-Inspired Smart Interfacial Science and Technology at Beihang University (Beijing, China) say that in addition to being superhydrophobic, penguin feathers also owe their ice-shedding abilities to anti-adhesive qualities.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 22, 2015

Transparent metal films for next-gen displays, spray-painted ceramic particles, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 22, 2015.

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What works for penguins could work for planes: Secrets of the feather show how to prevent ice formation

By April Gocha / December 21, 2015

New research shows that when it comes to anti-icing surfaces, the animal world’s most dapper creatures have a few tricks on their flippers.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 8, 2015

Google gets a metallurgist, new understanding of electronic phase separation, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 8, 2015.

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Self-cleaning paint stands up to abuse—including 40 abrasion cycles with sandpaper

By Jessica McMathis / April 6, 2015

Scientists at University College London have developed a paint made from coated titanium dioxide nanoparticles that creates self-cleaning surfaces that can be abused by and withstand even the most abrasive and damaging treatment.

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Corning’s new glass surfaces say sayonara to screen glare, grime, and reflection

By April Gocha / August 8, 2014

If screen glare leaves you vexed at bright light, the scientists at Corning have some screen solutions—antireflective, antiglare, and easy-to-clean—that they hope will make you squint no more.

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