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Issue 17, 2005
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Self-cleaning coatings

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This review summarises the key topics in the field of self-cleaning coatings, concentrating on the materials that have been used in commercial applications and recent research that aims to improve these materials. Hydrophobic and hydrophilic coatings are discussed, and the various mechanisms of self-cleaning are described and related to the material properties of the coatings. Although several multinational companies have released products incorporating self-cleaning coatings, there remains much potential in this field.

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The article was received on 19 Aug 2004, accepted on 15 Nov 2004 and first published on 22 Dec 2004

Article type: Application
DOI: 10.1039/B412803F
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2005,15, 1689-1695

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    Self-cleaning coatings

    I. P. Parkin and R. G. Palgrave, J. Mater. Chem., 2005, 15, 1689
    DOI: 10.1039/B412803F

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