Smart coatings are often referred to as structured coatings which provide additional benefits by giving an appropriate response to outside conditions. Much talked about are self-healing, antifingerprint and anti-ice coatings, to name only a few. Apparently the attention for these materials is still on the rise – not only in academic circles but also in the industry. Attendees will get an overview of current developments for smart coatings.
New approaches from basic research offer a variety of possibilities for the development of functional "smart coatings". On the other hand there is clearly a high demand for intelligent surface solutions that are economically interesting. In "Basics on smart coatings" current research activities will be presented. The basic phenomena and possible applications will be discussed in order to give the appropriate background for the conference.
Lecturer: Dr. Volkmar Stenzel, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Applied Materials Research (IFAM), Germany
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