Rusted Steel

Harvard Scientists Develop Coating That Protects and Strengthens Steel

A Harvard team discovered that their existing SLIPS(Slippery Liquid Porous Surfaces) technology, designed to repel liquids away from steel, also strengthens the steel it’s coating.

Using electrochemical deposition, the team applied a surface layer of rough nano-porous tungsten oxide to small sheets of steel. The rough surface the applied tungsten oxide leaves not only drives off water but also reinforces the steel. Read more here.