Scientists have found a way to maximize the waterproofness of the material. Water bounces like a ball off the new superhydrophobic surface.
A team of scientists from Brigham Young University (BYU), led by Professor Julie Crockett, has created a super-hydrophobic surface that is virtually impossible to wet.
The super waterproof surface can be used in almost any product, from plumbing fixtures and medical devices to vehicles and various gadgets.
It is also expected that the new method, which ensures maximum waterproofness of the material for a long time, will help protect the hulls of ships and aircraft in the future.
It is not possible to obtain a super hydrophobic surface with Teflon or wax alone. It is necessary to give it a certain structure.
Julie Crockett of Brigham Young University
Water, when it hits the surface, bounces like a ball from it. The droplets under the influence of an artificially created structure are collected in balls until the water completely leaves the waterproof surface
Among other things, the new technology, according to scientists, can be used to generate cleaner and more efficient energy. Power plants generate energy by burning coal or natural gas. By using condensate from combustion products, production costs can be reduced. And for this, in turn, capacitors with a superhydrophobic surface are needed.
A surface that is almost impossible to wet
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As a reminder, Nissan recently developed a new automotive nano-coating that repels dirt and water. An innovative nano-paint technology with hydrophobic and oleophobic properties, called Ultra-Ever Dry, will be used in the Nissan Note for the European market.