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Keywords:

  • coatings;
  • combinatorial chemistry;
  • high-throughput experimentation;
  • screening;
  • thin films

Abstract

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Summary: The success of automated and parallel drug-discovery workflows in pharmaceutical research has sparked similar developments in materials science. This contribution provides an overview of published high-throughput experimentation work in the area of polymeric coatings and thin films. Methodological aspects, experimental examples, and remaining challenges are discussed.