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New paint makes tough self-cleaning surfaces

New paint makes tough self cleaning surfaces

A new paint that makes robust self-cleaning surfaces has been developed by a team led by UCL researchers. The coating can be applied to clothes, paper, glass and steel and when combined with adhesives, maintains its self-cleaning properties after being wiped, scratched with a knife and scuffed with sandpaper.

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Video: Robust super hydrophobic and self-cleaning coatings (Credit: UCL MAPS)

UCL in the media

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Press rewind on political thinkers to fast-forward

Dr Angus Gowland (UCL History) says that claiming “today’s political problems might be better addressed by the doctrines of Bentham, Rousseau or Plato” was an unpromising approach. Read: THE (£) More...

UCL Opinion

Opinion and comment from UCL academics in the media

Would John Williams’ Stoner survive today?

Recently, almost 50 years after its original publication – but only two years after it became a best-seller – I got around to reading John Williams’ Stoner. For those of you who are not familiar with the book, which was hailed by The New Yorker as “the greatest American novel you’ve never heard of”, it is a beautifully written story about one man’s perfectly ordinary life, writes Dr Rachel Carey (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) in THE (£).