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Super-hydrophobic paint

A super-hydrophobic paint developed by scientists in UCL Chemistry could have great promise for commercial self-cleaning coatings. It can be applied to many surfaces (in this case, cotton), and forms a tough surface that resists abrasion, and repels water extremely effectively. As the water forms a bead and rolls off the surface, it dislodges any dust, dirt, bacteria or viruses that are present.

 

Photo credit: UCL MAPS/O. Usher

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Taken on March 5, 2015