The protective coatings are intended to extend the lifetime of the materials for applications in nuclear physics facilities.
Many paper cartons and wraps for food have a noncompostable plastic coating. Plastic-free products are available but can transmit grease and oil, creating a mess. Now, scientists have created a degradable coating that can block this seepage. They will present their results at ACS Fall 2021.
A new way to deposit thin layers of atoms as a coating onto a substrate material at near room temperatures has been invented at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), a part of the University of Alabama System. Thin film deposition is used in microelectronics manufacturing.
Connecting electronics directly to human tissues in the body is a challenge. Today, a team is reporting new coatings for components that could help them more easily fit into this milieu. The researchers will present their results at the American Chemical Society Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting & Expo.