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gaseousphobic surface

Repels gaseous state matter in order to reduce effect of conductive heating/cooling
 
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I don't know how this could work.

Something to do with the boundary layer and surface energy. I don't have a clue about surface chemistry.

Well...a hyperaquaphobic, if it still worked with gaseous water would push away a good portion of the air..perhaps creating enough flow to keep the rest of the air at bay?

Perhaps one could do it with static electricity?

lostmind, Jan 06 2013

Hi-Float http://hi-float.com/
not quite gaseophobic but helium hates it [Brian the Painter, Jan 06 2013]

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       /static electricity/ Ion wind, search youtube or wiki.   

       Hydrobead is successful in repelling water using fine hairs like that of a lotus flower. Maybe something similar can be employed here.
Brian the Painter, Jan 06 2013
  
      
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