superhydrophobic coating

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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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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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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Self-cleaning coating solves solar’s soiling problems

By Jessica McMathis / February 24, 2014

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new “low-cost superhydrophobic coating” that counteracts sun-blocking contaminates that settle on photovoltaic surfaces.

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