ARTICLE #3 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Progress and Challenges in Selected Areas of Tobacco Carcinogenesis
Stephen S. Hecht, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota Cancer Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
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Toward improved non-stick surfaces at the flip of a switch
Researchers in New Jersey report development of a new type of non-stick material whose ability to shed liquids like water from a ducks back can be turned on or off simply by flipping an electrical switch. The material, called nanonails, offers a wide-range of potential applications including contamination-resistant and self-cleaning surfaces, reduced-drag ships, and advanced electrical batteries, they say. Their study is scheduled for the Jan. 1 issue of ACS Langmuir, a bi-weekly publication.
For years, researchers sought to develop surfaces that repel virtually any liquid. Theyve created non-stick surfaces that repel water and certain other liquids, but have had little success with repelling common organic liquids such as oils, solvents and detergents. Tom N. Krupenk
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American Chemical Society