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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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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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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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Video: Structure and function—Surface properties are the secret to smarter materials

By April Gocha / August 5, 2014

Materials’ surfaces are really important because they influence how something interacts with the rest of the world—and big advances in the understanding and fabrication of surfaces mean big advances in how those surfaces can function.

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