Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

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Slippery Antifouling Surfaces with Health, Environmental and Consumer Applications

UW-Madison researchers have developed a new method for fabricating physically and chemically durable slippery liquid-infused porous surfaces (SLIPS) on complex surfaces such as the inside of a hollow tube. The new SLIPS are antifouling to bacteria, fungi and mammalian cells, and may be used for the controlled release of antibiotics and to prevent thick liquids or dirt from building up on a surface. They have a wide range of applications, from biofilm-resistant coatings on biomedical devices to condiment packaging and even self-cleaning solar panels that could greatly increase the efficiency of solar energy.

Principal Investigator: David Lynn

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