University of Rochester researchers have discovered and demonstrated the power of tiny patterns, especially when etched by massively powerful lasers. The nano scale patterns have in this case been put to use producing darkness as well as attracting and repelling water. Patterns that produce the strangest and most spectacular side-effects.
The process developed by Chunlei Guo and his team requires no coating or special treatment of the surface, just put the metal in front of the Femto laser and fire away. The lasers extremely fast and intense bursts alter the metal itself, creating micro and nano sized patterns of structures deep into the metal.
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It’s always fun to challenge dirt and mud, dare them to do their worst. Thanks to Nissan’s new Ultra Ever Dry coating this may one day be an option for every car, and person.
Nissan’s new coating adds a repellent layer to a cars paint. The coating is both hydrophobic (water-resistant) and olephobic (oil resistant) which causes liquids to bead and run right off. Nissan is still testing the coating in different conditions across Europe. If the coating performs well it may be offered directly by Nissan dealers.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is Nissan’s self cleaning coating in action, just try to get this little white car dirty. Sit back, relax and just let the mud and grit slide away.
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