TITLE

Reducing the scale of drag

PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);3/11/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7670, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reveals that a coating for the hulls of ships that mimics sharks' scales could prevent fouling by algae and barnacles without causing pollution. University of Florida researchers' creation of an alternative coating composed of tiny scale-like elements; Project leader and materials science and engineering professor Anthony Brennan's discovery that sharks remain free of barnacles and algae despite spending their lives submerged.
ACCESSION #
16489681

 

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