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- Ma, Chunfeng, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Langmuir 2020 v.36 no.9 pp. 2170-2183
- Gibbs free energy; adhesion; aquatic organisms; biofouling; coatings; energy use and consumption; industry; pipelines; seawater; ships; strength (mechanics)
- ... Marine biofouling profoundly influences marine industries and activities. It slows the speed and increases the fuel consumption of ships, corrodes offshore platforms, and blocks seawater pipelines. The most effective and economical antifouling approach uses coatings. Fouling-release coatings (FRCs) with low surface free energy and high elasticity weakly adhere to marine organisms, so they can be r ...
- Ma, Chunfeng, et al. Show all 10 Authors
- ACS applied materials & interfaces 2020 v.12 no.14 pp. 16849-16855
- algae; antifouling activities; antifouling agents; coatings; composite polymers; lactones; polymerization; seawater
- ... The antifouling properties of traditional self-polishing marine antifouling coatings are mainly achieved based on their hydrolysis-sensitive side groups or the degradable polymer main chains. Here, we prepared a highly branched copolymer for self-polishing antifouling coatings, in which the primary polymer chains are bridged by degradable fragments (poly-ε-caprolactone, PCL). Owing to the partial ...