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Superomniphobic Material Repels Any Liquid You Can Think Of

A new kind of liquid-repelling coating sends any liquid bouncing, rolling, or wicking away.

By Clay Dillow
Posted 01.16.2013 at 1:11 pm

We’ve seen lots of hydrophobic materials before, but these water- and liquid-repelling materials often work within constraints. Some liquids bounce or wick away, while others–based on properties like viscosity or surface tension, or whether the substance in questions is organic or inorganic–are not affected by the hydrophobic qualities of the material. But a team of University of Michigan materials science is reporting a breakthrough that could have big implications for everything from stain-free clothing to protective surface coatings and chemical resistant protective suits: a superomniphobic coating that is resistant to pretty much any liquid we know of.

Read more: Superomniphobic Material Repels Any Liquid You Can Think Of | Popular Science.

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