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Self-Replenishing Surfaces
Advanced Materials
  • T. Dikić, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Weihua Ming, Georgia Southern University
  • Rolf A.T.M van Benthem, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • A. C.C. Esteves, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Gijsbertus de With, Eindhoven University of Technology
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2012
DOI
10.1002/adma.201200807
Disciplines
Abstract

Damaged surfaces self-replenish their chemical composition by the spontaneous re-orientation of functional groups chemically bonded to the polymer network. The repair of the surface chemistry leads to the recovery of surface functionality. This self-replenishing approach is suitable to recover many surface-related properties and constitutes a major breakthrough in extending the service life-time of functional materials

Citation Information
T. Dikić, Weihua Ming, Rolf A.T.M van Benthem, A. C.C. Esteves, et al.. "Self-Replenishing Surfaces" Advanced Materials Vol. 24 Iss. 27 (2012) p. 3701 - 3704
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/weihuamarshall_ming/64/