Researchers developed hydrophobic metals using laser

January 20, 2015 7:02 PM

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Engineers have spent decades studying super-hydrophobic surfaces because of the plethora of real-life applications. And while some of this research has resulted in commercial products that keep shoes dry or prevent oil from building up on bolts, scientists are also aiming to uncovering characteristics that might lead to large-scale solutions for society.

Researchers from the University of Rochester have developed a method to make metals hydrophobic or waterproof when they are treated with lasers.

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