Bioinspired Surface Treatments for Improved Decontamination: Raspberry Microstructures
Technical Report,01 Jan 2015,30 Oct 2016
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON United States
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This effort evaluates bioinspired coatings for use in a top-coat type application to identify those technologies that may improve decontamination capabilities for painted surfaces. This report details results for evaluation of coatings composed of raspberry microstructures on painted surfaces. Retention of the simulants paraoxon, methyl salicylate, and diisopropyl fluorophosphates following treatment of contaminated surfaces with a soapy water solution is reported. Wetting behaviors and target droplet diffusion on the surfaces are also discussed.
- Coatings, Colorants and Finishes