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Fluorinated silica coating advances the arrival of self cleaning glass [Registered]

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz and the Technical University Darmstadt are closer to achieving the goal of producing self-cleaning glass. They have used candle soot to produce a transparent superamphiphobic coating made of glass. Oil and water both roll off this coating, leaving absolutely nothing behind. The material owes this property to its nanostructure. Surfaces sealed in this way could find use anywhere where contamination or even a film of water is either harmful or just simply a nuisance. A transparent coating that is very good at repelling water and oil, could not only…

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