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The ABC's of Superhydrophobic

Feb
21
2011
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Nano-structured superhydrophobic material repels water at very high contact angle, allowing surfaces to remain dry. It maintains a microscopic layer of air on surfaces even when submerged in water, resulting in a profound change in the basic water-solid interface.
Oak Ridge, TN
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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Email: Jeff Cornett
Phone:(865) 241-3807
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Nano-structured superhydrophobic material repels water at very high contact angle, allowing surfaces to remain dry. It maintains a microscopic layer of air on surfaces even when submerged in water, resulting in a profound change in the basic water-solid interface.

The portfolio offers superhydrophobic materials produced from glass, glass powder, diatomaceous earth, and other materials.

Numerous benefits include:

  • ease of manufacture
  • low cost
  • scalability
  • a small amount coats a large area
  • thermal and electrical insulation
  • eliminates water-based corrosion

Licensing

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is currently seeking companies interested in commercializing these technologies in specific fields of use- do you want to know more? Examples of NDA, Licensee Questionnaire and License Agreements are located on 'Licensing' tab to the left.

For information on technologies with issued patents, and on other new inventions assigned to UT-Battelle, LLC - which patent applications are currently being pursued can be found here. The portfolio of technologies are listed below:

Specific Technology Titles Available for License:

  • Superhydrophobic Disordered Composite Material
  • Superhydrophobic Multiscale Composite Material
  • Optical Composite, Ordered Material Having Sharp Surface Features
  • Method for Producing Structured Drawn Material
  • Transparent Superhydrophobic Disordered Composite Material
  • Superhydrophobic Nanopost Glass
  • Ultrahydrophobic Nanopost Glass
  • Friction Drag-Reducing Surface
  • Superhydrophobic Water Repellant Powder
  • Superhydrophobic Powder
  • Superhydrophobic Bandages and Coverings
  • Evaporative Desalinization Using Superhydrophobic Coatings
  • Superoleophilic Coatings
  • Superhydrophobic Transparent Glass (STG) Thin Film
  • Water repellent carbon foam (using Superhydrophobic Powder)
  • Superhydrophobic Coatings for Radars and Radomes
  • Optically Transparent Superhydrophobic Coating
  • Flash Bonding Superhydrophobic Powder
  • Superhydrophobic Bandages and Coverings
  • A Superhydrophobic Treatment for PVC drain Pipes
  • Superhydrophobic Porous Spinodal Microspheres
  • Superhydrophobic powder coated fabric
  • Transparent Superhydrophobic Disordered Composite Material
  • Method for Producing Structured Drawn Material
  • Optical Composite, Ordered Material Having Sharp Surface Features
  • Superhydrophobic Multiscale Composite Material

 

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