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New surfaces effectively repel liquids [Registered]

Researchers at the University of Michigan report on the development of new “superomniphobic” surfaces that display extreme repellency to two families of liquids – Newtonian and non-Newtonian liquids. Anish Tuteja, the lead researcher points out that scientists have previously reported “omniphobic” surfaces, the term meaning that such surfaces can cause a range of different liquids to bead up and not spread on them. But typically very low surface tension liquids such as some oils and alcohols can adhere to those surfaces. Further, scientists have mostly focused on making surfaces that repel only one of the two families of liquids –…

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