Design of durable de-icing, superhydrophobic, superoleophobic coatings
This work looks at the issue of ice accretion on surfaces and efforts to reduce this ice accretion and the subsequent ice adhesion strength in order to make ice removal easier and more cost effective for wider implementation. Ice accretion on various surfaces is a major economic and safety issue for a variety of industries, including air travel, power production and transmission, maritime shipping, and more. While efforts have been taken to diminish ice accretion and subsequent ice adhesion strength, existing technology is limited in its ability to prevent ice accretion in a wide range of ...
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