New water repellent material sheds like a snake when damaged

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Scientist Jürgen Rühe from University of Freiburg – IMTEK and his colleagues have reported to the Langmuir journal published by the American Chemistry Society (ACS) to reveal they have created a water repellent material that sheds its outer layer when damaged. The scientists copied the water-repelling structure of lotus leaves and water striders to develop the superhydrophobic material.

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