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Optically transparent, superhydrophobic, biocompatible thin film coatings and methods for producing same

United States Patent

September 5, 2017
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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)
14/ 185,830
February 20, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH 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.