"It's interesting that it combines self-lubrication, self-healing and self-cleaning, which are different processes...It's a new type of smart material."
“In my opinion, this study does not simply represent an improvement in liquid-repellent surfaces, but rather a revolution in the field...I am sure many researchers reading this paper would think as I do: ‘I wish I would have thought about these surfaces before.’”
"The combination of solids and liquids uses capillary action to bring lubricant to the surface of nano/microengineered structures...Furthermore, the ability of the surface to 'heal' sets it apart from other cutting-edge approaches."
“SLIPs are one of only a handful of next generation, ecofriendly materials I have come across that pose a clear and present danger to marine biofouling—barnacles beware.”
"This really is a new direction...Many of us have been working on improving the durability of 'lotus effect' materials but this now offers us an alternative way to try to reach the same objectives."
“It’s really exciting to see that this principle has inspired the authors and allowed them to develop something that could prove extremely useful.”