New technologies allowing rapid fabrication of 2- and 3-dimensional micro-and nano-structures on polymers, metals, ceramics and coatings, open new possibilities in the field of surface engineering. In addition, such technologies do not only offer a route to produce textured surfaces but they also control electrical, chemical and mechanical properties. Therefore, these functionalized surfaces can be used for example in biotechnology, photonics and tribology.
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Lasers make the lotus effect on aircraft
No more cleaning: Fraunhofer IWS, TU Dresden and Airbus produce water- and dirt-repellent nanostructures on aircraft surfaces