hydrophobic hydrophobic

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) lacking affinity for water; tending to repel and not absorb water; tending not to dissolve in or mix with or be wetted by water
  2. (adj) abnormally afraid of water

Usage(s):

  1. Called Hycrete, short for hydrophobic concrete, the substance is added to concrete before it dries.
  2. One end of each long molecule is hydrophobic or water-hating, the other is hydrophilic or water-loving.

News

  1. Chemical/bioengineers use adhesion to combine advantages of silicones and organic materials

    Bioengineers have found a way to strongly adhere hydrogels to hydrophobic silicone substrates, an innovation that provides a valuable new tool for microscale biotechnology.
    on July 10, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Illinois chemical/bioengineers use adhesion to combine advantages of silicones and organic materials

    ( Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ) University of Illinois bioengineers led by led by Hyunjoon Kong, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and member of the Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering research theme at the Institute for Genomic Biology, have found a way to strongly adhere hydrogels to hydrophobic silicone ...
    on July 9, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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