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Optically clear superhydrophobic coatings

Power, Aoife and Barrett, Alan and Regan, Fiona (2013) Optically clear superhydrophobic coatings. In: 4th Annual SmartOcean Forum, 5-6 Nov 2013, Belfast, UK.

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The overall performance of optical equipment and devices is ultimately dependent on their transparency. This is especially evident when such devices are constantly exposed to varying environmental conditions. Thus the development of a robust, transparent and self-cleaning coating is highly desirable. This work discusses the inherent difficulties in the design of transparent self-cleaning coatings. Describing hydrophobicity and the potential challenges the achievement of transparency can introduce. Before detailing the various established methods of characterisation of super hydrophobic surfaces and outlining some of the group’s preliminary results.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:Wettability; Hydrophobicity
Subjects:Physical Sciences > Analytical chemistry
Physical Sciences > Environmental chemistry
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Marine and Environmental Sensing Technology Hub (MESTECH)
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:19676
Deposited On:06 Dec 2013 09:44 by Aoife Power. Last Modified 06 Dec 2013 09:44

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