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Title: Slippery self-lubricating polymer surfaces

Abstract

The present disclosure describes a strategy to create self-healing, slippery self-lubricating polymers. Lubricating liquids with affinities to polymers can be utilized to get absorbed within the polymer and form a lubricant layer (of the lubricating liquid) on the polymer. The lubricant layer can repel a wide range of materials, including simple and complex fluids (water, hydrocarbons, crude oil and bodily fluids), restore liquid-repellency after physical damage, and resist ice, microorganisms and insects adhesion. Some exemplary applications where self-lubricating polymers will be useful include energy-efficient, friction-reduction fluid handling and transportation, medical devices, anti-icing, optical sensing, and as self-cleaning, and anti-fouling materials operating in extreme environments.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
President and Fellows of Harvard College, Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1440533
Patent Number(s):
9,963,597
Application Number:
14/414,291
Assignee:
President and Fellows of Harvard College (Cambridge, MA) ARPA-E
DOE Contract Number:
AR0000326
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Jul 12
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Aizenberg, Joanna, Aizenberg, Michael, Cui, Jiaxi, Dunn, Stuart, Hatton, Benjamin, Howell, Caitlin, Kim, Philseok, Wong, Tak Sing, and Yao, Xi. Slippery self-lubricating polymer surfaces. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Aizenberg, Joanna, Aizenberg, Michael, Cui, Jiaxi, Dunn, Stuart, Hatton, Benjamin, Howell, Caitlin, Kim, Philseok, Wong, Tak Sing, & Yao, Xi. Slippery self-lubricating polymer surfaces. United States.
Aizenberg, Joanna, Aizenberg, Michael, Cui, Jiaxi, Dunn, Stuart, Hatton, Benjamin, Howell, Caitlin, Kim, Philseok, Wong, Tak Sing, and Yao, Xi. Tue . "Slippery self-lubricating polymer surfaces". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1440533.
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title = {Slippery self-lubricating polymer surfaces},
author = {Aizenberg, Joanna and Aizenberg, Michael and Cui, Jiaxi and Dunn, Stuart and Hatton, Benjamin and Howell, Caitlin and Kim, Philseok and Wong, Tak Sing and Yao, Xi},
abstractNote = {The present disclosure describes a strategy to create self-healing, slippery self-lubricating polymers. Lubricating liquids with affinities to polymers can be utilized to get absorbed within the polymer and form a lubricant layer (of the lubricating liquid) on the polymer. The lubricant layer can repel a wide range of materials, including simple and complex fluids (water, hydrocarbons, crude oil and bodily fluids), restore liquid-repellency after physical damage, and resist ice, microorganisms and insects adhesion. Some exemplary applications where self-lubricating polymers will be useful include energy-efficient, friction-reduction fluid handling and transportation, medical devices, anti-icing, optical sensing, and as self-cleaning, and anti-fouling materials operating in extreme environments.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue May 08 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Tue May 08 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
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