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Nanotechnology to restore Renaissance wall paintings

Italian researchers show that acrylic polymers usually employed in works of art (or architecture) conservation and highly insoluble inorganic deposits containing organic materials can be solubilized in an oil-in-water microemulsions from nonionic surfactants and that a complete cleaning of an acrylic-contaminated painting can be successfully achieved.

May 14th, 2007

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Wetter report: New approach to testing surface adhesion

With a nod to one of nature's best surface chemists - an obscure desert beetle - polymer scientists have devised a convenient way to construct test surfaces with a variable affinity for water, so that the same surface can range from superhydrophilic to superhydrophobic, and everything in between.

May 11th, 2007

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