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Rapid prototyped biomimetic antifouling surfaces for marine applications

O'Neill, Paul, Barrett, Alan, Sullivan, Timothy, Regan, Fiona orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-8273-9970 and Brabazon, Dermot orcid logoORCID: 0000-0003-3214-6381 (2015) Rapid prototyped biomimetic antifouling surfaces for marine applications. In: Advances in Functional Materials (Conference 2015), AFM 2015, 29 June- 3 July 2015, New York, USA.

Fouling-release coatings typically rely on a mechanical shear force (usually generated by movement in the marine environment) to remove bio-matter. This is problematic in situations where the surface of interest will remain in a static state (e.g. marine sensors). Here we investigate the antifouling properties of textured surfaces of regular patterns in poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) in a static marine environment. Nine PMMA samples were prepared and the effect of hole-size and spacing on marine diatom adhesion was studied. Self-replenishing silicone oil was tested in each textured surface, and impact of oil transfer on diatom settlement was also investigated.
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:biomimetic; PMMA; textured surface; diatoms; antifouling; fouling-release; rapid prototyping
Subjects:Engineering > Mechanical engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Research Institutes and Centres > Advanced Processing Technology Research Centre (APTRC)
Published in: Materials Today: Proceedings. 3(2). Elsevier.
Official URL:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2016.01.085
Copyright Information:© 2016 Elsevier.
ID Code:29246
Deposited On:24 Nov 2023 17:11 by Thomas Murtagh . Last Modified 24 Nov 2023 17:11

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