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OPTICALLY TRANSPARENT, SUPERHYDROPHOBIC, BIOCOMPATIBLE THIN FILM COATINGS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING SAME

United States Patent Application

20150232690
A1
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An optically transparent, hydrophobic coating, exhibiting an average contact angle of at least 100 degrees with a drop of water. The coating can be produced using low-cost, environmentally friendly components. Methods of preparing and using the optically transparent, hydrophobic coating.
Armstrong, Beth L. (Clinton, TN), Aytug, Tolga (Knoxville, TN), Paranthaman, Mariappan Parans (Knoxville, TN), Simpson, John T. (Clinton, TN), Hillesheim, Daniel A. (Knoxville, TN), Trammell, Neil E. (Benton, KY)
UT-BATTELLE, LLC (Oak Ridge TN)
14/ 185,830
February 20, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0001] This invention was made with government support under contract No. DE-ACO5-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.