Super-hydrophobic coating is super-weird


It reminds me of the "plasma polymer" coating developed some years ago by DSTL, Britain's defence research organisation. I wonder if the technologies are  related?

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That is pretty damn cool, especially the glass with the centre left untreated!

I wonder if it's food-safe?

From the looks of it, it's not terribly durable (the concrete chute wouldn't likely stay that way; you can see flaws in the coating on some of the demos) so things like windshields aren't a safe bet.

However, it's still mondo cool.

By D. C. Sessions (not verified) on 11 Feb 2013 #permalink