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A review on self-cleaning coatings

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This review article summarizes the key areas of self-cleaning coatings, primarily focusing on various materials that are widely used in recent research and also in commercial applications. The scope of this article orbits around hydrophobic and hydrophilic coatings, their working mechanism, fabrication techniques that enable the development of such coatings, various functions like Anti-icing, Electro-wetting, Surface switchability and the areas where selfcleaning technology can be implemented. Moreover, different characterization techniques and material testing feasibilities are also analyzed and discussed. Though several companies have commercialized a few products based on self-cleaning coating technology, much potential still remains in this field.

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The article was received on 03 Jun 2011, accepted on 13 Jul 2011 and first published on 02 Sep 2011

Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1JM12523K
J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 16304-16322

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    A review on self-cleaning coatings

    V. A. Ganesh, H. K. Raut, A. S. Nair and S. Ramakrishna, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 16304
    DOI: 10.1039/C1JM12523K

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