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

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.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1379213
Assignee:
UT-BATTELLE, LLC ORNL
Patent Number(s):
9,752,049
Application Number:
14/185,830
Contract Number:
ACO5-00OR22725
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Feb 20
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

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