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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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Concern raised over payment for fast-track peer review

Professor Mark Maslin (UCL Geography) has announced that he has resigned from the editorial advisory panel for the journal Scientific Reports following concerns over a pilot project that allows researchers to pay for faster peer review. Read: Nature, More: Science More...

UCL Opinion

Opinion and comment from UCL academics in the media

Zero inflation is the new normal: The world can’t evade its debts forever

Zero inflation is trending. The consumer price index in the UK was at the same level in February as it was a year earlier. The reporting of this figure on the BBC website created some unintended amusement, however. The drop to zero, we were told, was “sharper than many analysts had expected”. And what was this expectation? All of 0.1 per cent, writes Dr Paul Ormerod (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) in City AM. More...