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Record number 491368
Title Watching paint dry: more exciting than it seems
Author(s) Kooij, H.M. van der; Sprakel, J.H.B.
Source Soft Matter 11 (2015)32. - ISSN 1744-683X - p. 6353 - 6359.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1039/C5SM01505G
Department(s) Physical Chemistry and Soft Matter
VLAG
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2015
Keyword(s) latex film formation - thin liquid-films - colloidal dispersions - polymer diffusion - particle-size - cracking - coalescence - emulsion - water - deformation
Abstract With an ever-increasing demand for sustainable alternatives to solvent-borne coatings and paints, the pressure to develop aqueous alternatives that match or exceed the performance of their traditional counterparts rises. A crucial step in this sustainability challenge for the years to come is to arrive at a deep, and complete, understanding of how aqueous paints dry and form their final protective films. As it turns out, this is no minor challenge. Yet, understanding drying and film formation is a prototypical soft matter problem at heart, displaying a rich variety of complex non-equilibrium phenomena that are waiting to be understood. Watching paint dry is far from the boring activity the saying suggests.
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