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Hydrogel-based Optical Coatings

This outcome from the BROS project involves a compliant hydrophilic coating of suitable properties for use with optical oceanographic instruments and underwater cameras. Such devices are increasingly being used to monitor seawater quality with respect to pollution and to study oceanic processes linked to climate change. These coatings have been shown in trials to be effective for several months in environments when the standard uncoated instruments would produce erroneous data within a few days due to biofouling of the optical surfaces.


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Record Number: 23613 / Last updated on: 1999-12-23
Information source: e-TIP
Collaboration sought: Information exchange/Training
Stage of development: Intermediate design, research phase
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