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Durable gels with ultra-low adhesion to ice

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In this work, building on the principles of adhesion mechanics, we developed novel inexpensive, environmentally benign, non-corrosive PDMS gels that offer ultra-low adhesion to ice as well as outstanding mechanical durability. We elucidated the mechanism of separation of ice from our PDMS gels via separation pulses. We envision that our durable PDMS gels with ultra-low ice adhesion strength as well as the improved understanding of the separation mechanism will enable universal deicing design strategies in aviation, maritime, power, automotive, and energy sectors.

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23 Aug 2016
07 Nov 2016
First published
08 Nov 2016

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016,4, 18253-18258
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Durable gels with ultra-low adhesion to ice

D. L. Beemer, W. Wang and A. K. Kota, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 18253
DOI: 10.1039/C6TA07262C

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