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Lotus Leaf Inspires Fog-Free Finish for Transparent Surfaces

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Lotus Leaf Inspires Fog-Free Finish for Transparent Surfaces

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:41 pm

[quote]ScienceDaily (July 30, 2012) — Inspired by the water-repellent properties of the lotus leaf, a group of scientists in China has discovered a way to impart a fog-free, self-cleaning finish to glass and other transparent materials. "Superhydrophobic" surfaces, such as the lotus leaf, are excellent at repelling water and also boast other "smart" self-cleaning, anti-glare, anti-icing, and anti-corrosion properties.
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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 094138.htm
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http://apl.aip.org/features/top_stories?track=APLAUG12
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I think the photo is supposed to show without and with the treatment.

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Re: Lotus Leaf Inspires Fog-Free Finish for Transparent Surfaces

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:49 pm

And a real leaf for comparison:
http://www.smartgarmentpeople.com/index ... nosurfaces

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Re: Lotus Leaf Inspires Fog-Free Finish for Transparent Surfaces

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:09 pm

Someone has also done this to fabric!
I saw it in a TV show ages ago hosted by Richard Hamond from Top Gear. the name was something to do with size big & small, but the name I can not remember.

but I have found it
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