A Coat of Many Functions

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Congratulations to Prof. Dmitry Shchukin, who has recently published a paper in Science Magazine. Smart coatings fill the position at the interface between bulk solid substrate and liquid or gaseous external environment.

They can provide either autonomic response to fluctuations and variations of the coating integrity (disruption, melting) or stimulated response to changes in the external environment (magnetic or electromagnetic fields).

The response action depends on the functionalities that the coatings attain during their preparation.  This work was done in collaboration with Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces from Golm, Germany.

Read the full story on the Science Mag website.