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Rare earth oxides make water-repellent surfaces that last

January 22, 2013

Ceramic forms of hydrophobic materials could be far more durable than existing coatings or surface treatments.


MIT postdoc Gisele Azimi, left, displays three of the 13 different ceramic disks made from oxides of the rare earth elements, with associate professor Kripa Varanasi. Behind them is the furnace used to convert the powdered oxides into solid ceramic form. Photo: David Castro-Olmedo/MIT

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