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Stress-localized durable icephobic surfaces

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Abstract

Icephobic surfaces have daily critical impact on human lives in cold climates, with uses ranging from aviation systems and infrastructure to energy systems. However, creation of these surfaces for low-temperature applications remains difficult. Non-wetting, liquid-infused and hydrated surfaces have inspired routes for development of icephobic surfaces. However, high ice adhesion strength (∼20–100 kPa) and subsequent ice accretion, low long-term mechanical and environmental durability and high production cost have restricted their applications. Here, we lay the fundamentals of a new physical concept called stress-localization to develop icephobic surfaces with ice adhesion in the order of 1 kPa and exceptional mechanical, chemical and environmental durability.

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The article was received on 12 Oct 2018, accepted on 04 Jan 2019 and first published on 04 Jan 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8MH01291A
Mater. Horiz., 2019,6, 758-766

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    Stress-localized durable icephobic surfaces

    P. Irajizad, A. Al-Bayati, B. Eslami, T. Shafquat, M. Nazari, P. Jafari, V. Kashyap, A. Masoudi, D. Araya and H. Ghasemi, Mater. Horiz., 2019, 6, 758
    DOI: 10.1039/C8MH01291A

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