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Advanced Materials

Rare earth oxides make water-repellent surfaces that last

11.09.2017 tribonet 1,546 Views
Ceramic forms of hydrophobic materials could be far more durable than existing coatings or surface treatments. Water-shedding surfaces that are robust in harsh environments could have broad applications in many industries including energy, water, transportation, […]
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Advanced Materials

New lubricated mussel-proof coating

05.09.2017 tribonet 9,406 Views
It all began with a bet. At a conference in Italy in 2013, Nicolas Vogel, then a postdoctoral fellow in Joanna Aizenberg’s lab at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and […]