Cavitation paper published!

Majid’s study understanding how cavitation affects the delamination of solid foulants from soft surfaces is now published. This is the first look at how length affects interfacial cavitation,  and we’ve observed a previously never-before-seen phenomenon that we call an “initial detachment”.  This work will help design large-scale anti-fouling surfaces and also indicates why soft elastomers may not be a scalable solution for curtailing fouling.

Designing scalable elastomeric anti-fouling coatings: shear strain dissipation via interfacial cavitation