Energy & Green Tech

Bigger, better blades for wind turbines

As Europe's wind turbines grow in size, with individual blades longer than a professional football pitch, the biggest challenge will be delivering more power with less wear.

Engineering

Measuring the bond strength of thin coatings

Coating protects structural materials from harsh environments. It is vital for things such as gas turbines, where components can reach high temperatures, or first walls in nuclear fusion reactors. The limited thickness and ...

Consumer & Gadgets

A "Real Folding Window" for better foldable displays

A team at LG Chem has announced on LG's News Room webpage that the company has developed a new kind of foldable screen display technology for use in mobile devices. As part of the announcement, officials at LG claim that ...

Energy & Green Tech

Molecular coating enhances organic solar cells

An electrode coating just one molecule thick can significantly enhance the performance of an organic photovoltaic cell, KAUST researchers have found. The coating outperforms the leading material currently used for this task ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Cohesive circuit protection for wearable electronics

Most electronic devices aren't waterproof, much to your irritation if a sprinkler suddenly sprays you while you're talking outside on your cellphone. Some electronics can be made at least water-resistant by, for example, ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

New coating is a breakthrough for hydrogen fuel

Photocatalysis using particles in water is a promising technology for generating fuels from sunlight. One major obstacle to producing these solar fuels cheaply and abundantly, though, is that it requires semiconductors that ...

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Coating

Coating is a covering that is applied to an object. The aim of applying coatings is to improve surface properties of a bulk material usually referred to as a substrate. One can improve amongst others appearance, adhesion, wetability, corrosion resistance, wear resistance, scratch resistance, etc.. They may be applied as liquids, gases or solids. Coatings can be measured and tested for proper opacity and film thickness by using a Drawdown card.

Examples of coatings:

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