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Advanced Materials

Promising innovation in stain resistance

24.10.2017 tribonet 64 Views
When you spill pasta sauce on your favorite shirt but there is no trace of it after being washed, you can thank oleophobicity, a resistance to oil commonly applied to textiles. That resistance, however, comes […]
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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

“Active” surfaces control what’s on them

04.09.2017 tribonet 140 Views
Researchers develop treated surfaces that can actively control how fluids or particles move. Researchers at MIT and in Saudi Arabia have developed a new way of making surfaces that can actively control how fluids or […]
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General Topics

Movable micro-platform floats on a sea of droplets

17.08.2017 tribonet 283 Views
New technique offers precise, durable control over tiny mirrors or stages. Microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS, are tiny machines fabricated using equipment and processes developed for the production of electronic chips and devices. They’ve found a […]