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ACS features CPI paper with video

The American Chemical Society currently features a CPI publication in Langmuir through a special video release in the publishers "Headline Science" series.

The publication describes research started by Vitaliy Kondrashov and continued by Roland Hönes. Their work aimes at more sturdy super-hydrophobic surfaces through multilayers.

Damaged layers are shed through the dissolution of an underlying sacrificial layer and a fresh superhydrophobic layer is then exposed to the environment.

 

 

Updates:

The Economist also picked up the story and found a rather interesting way to introduce the topic: What do you get when you cross a lotus and a lizard?

BBC Science in Action interviewed Prof. Rühe for this podcast: Learning from Snakes (starting at 20:00 min)

Wired.de is also reporting (german): Dieses wasserabweisende Material kann sich häuten

 

Link to original publication:

Roland Hönes, Vitaliy Kondrashov, and Jürgen Rühe
Molting materials: Restoring Superhydrophobicity after Severe Damage via Snakeskin-like Shedding
Langmuir 2017, ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b00814

 

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