Self-Replenishing Surfaces

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3701-3704
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume24
Issue number27
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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