Surface-Active Borate Glasses as Antifouling Materials


Journal Article

© 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. Hydrolysable borate glasses form surface layers in aqueous environments that can resist barnacle adhesion by physical and/or chemical mechanisms. After 14 d re-attachment periods, the adhesion strength of barnacles attached to these glasses are comparable to silicone antifouling coatings. Furthermore, the glasses remain optically transparent from 400 to 1700 nm, presenting a promising class of materials for underwater optics.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fears, KP; Scancella, JM; Orihuela, B; Rittschof, D; Wahl, KJ

Published Date

  • December 14, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 18

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2196-7350

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/admi.201500370

Citation Source

  • Scopus