ALD for Non-Traditional Substrates: Continuous Flow-Through Spatial ALD on Fibers and Enhanced Corrosion Protection of Metal Surfaces
Atomic layer deposition (ALD) is finding new applications for forming thin film coatings on a range of substrates outside historical uses in the electronics industry. Emerging applications include applying coatings to temperature sensitive materials, such as polymers as well porous materials such as textiles or fibers for applications such as filtration, separations, catalysis, UV protection, and sensing. ALD for corrosion protection is also an emerging application for oil and gas as well medical devices. In this talk I’ll discuss some of our recent work in these emerging applications for coating textiles and protecting metal surfaces from salt corrosion.