Accession Number : ADD008928

Title :   Piezoelectric Polymer Antifouling Coating.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Wooden,Bruce J ; Edelman,Seymour

Report Date : 11 Aug 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : An antifouling coating for marine structures in the form of a film containing piezoelectric polymer material, which, when electrically activated vibrates at a selected frequency to present a surface interfacing with water which is inhospitable for attachment of vegetable and animal life including free-swimming organisms thereby discouraging their attachment and their subsequent growth thereon to the macrofoulant adult stage. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Piezoelectric materials, *Polymers, *Antifouling coatings, Electrical conductivity, Films, Vibration, Frequency, Surfaces, Interfaces, Microorganisms, Inventions

Subject Categories : Plastics
      Crystallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE