The article, entitled "Water-repairable zwitterionic polymer coatings for
anti-biofouling surfaces" by Zhanhua Wang, Esther van Andel, Sidharam P. Pujari, Huanhuan Feng, Joshua A. Dijksman, Maarten M. J. Smulders and Han Zuilhof features on the cover of the Journal of Materials Chemistry B.
A new zwitterionic polymer network coating was developed that
can self-heal upon mechanical damage by a simple 1-minute
immersion in water. Both the mechanical properties and the
anti-biofouling characteristics are restored after healing.
Artwork by Esther van Andel.
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