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Is this the slipperiest substance known to man?
« on: 23/09/2011 09:24:29 »
Inspired by the insect-eating pitcher plant, scientists have created a material capable of repelling almost any liquid including blood and even crude oil...

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« Reply #1 on: 23/09/2011 09:37:43 »
So something even more slippery than PTFE. I wonder how it will survive a salt spray chamber test. If it can be made transparent or be made as a thin film I can see it being a good window coating, never needing washing.
 

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Is this the slipperiest substance known to man?
« Reply #2 on: 24/09/2011 16:30:55 »
Slippery stuff..
Algae can be very slippery...  worse than ice.

But, I think the idea is the same.  Algae is slippery when wet, and it traps moisture.  It is much less slippery when dry.

I think the big question will be the durability of this teflon substance.  Does it use water as a solvent?  If so, what is the risk that the substance dries out?  Then what?

Will it discolor with dye?
 

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