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Watching Paint Dry

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  • UserMs Clare Rees-Zimmerman (Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge)
  • ClockSunday 14 March 2021, 14:40-15:05
  • HouseOnline.

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Annual TCSS Symposium 2021

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Stratification in drying films – how a mixture of differently-sized particles arranges itself upon drying – is examined. It is seen experimentally that smaller particles preferentially accumulate at the top surface, but it is not fully understood why. Understanding this could allow the design of formulations that self-assemble during drying to give a desired structure. Potential applications are across a wide range of industries, from a self-layering paint for cars, to a biocidal coating in which the biocide stratifies to the top surface, where it is required.

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