Major breakthrough in extremely water-repellent materials makes them durable enough for the real world
A new armour-plated superhydrophobic material has been developed for potential uses in medical equipment, solar panels and more.
Are we at the limits of measuring water-repellent surfaces?
As we develop extremely liquid-repellent surfaces, the errors in existing measurement techniques are getting too large.
Anton Paar Research Award to Robin Ras and Quan Zhou
The first Anton Paar Research Award for Instrumental Analytics & Characterization has been granted to the team of Professors Robin Ras and Quan Zhou for their invention on Scanning Droplet Adhesion Microscopy (SDAM).
Dr. Maja Vuckovac receives 2018 Exerowa-Platikanov Award
Dr. Vuckovac has been granted the Exerowa-Platikanov Award for best oral presentation at the European Colloid and Interface Society (ECIS) annual conference 2018.
Wetting of surfaces is surprisingly difficult to measure reliably
A group of researchers from Aalto University in Finland and Sun Yat-sen University in China provide a standardised approach to improve the accuracy and reliability of contact angle measurements of surfaces.