Kirigami work published!

Sonia’s excellent study using Kirigami surfaces as a platform technology to lower the adhesion of many different fouling substances, including ice, wax, mud, and a bio-foulant simulant, has been published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces! We call this technology SKINS:

Suspended (allowed to flex and mimic the deformation of wrinkling films)

Kirigami (the ancient Japanese art of paper cutting)

Inverted (leakage is prevented through the cuts by rendering the bottom side superhydrophobic)

Nil-adhesion (the bond between founts and the surfaces are about two orders of magnitude lower)

Surfaces (a conformal wrap around the protected surface, like a new skin – get it?)

Check out: Suspended Kirigami Surfaces for Multifoulant Adhesion Reduction