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Issue 4, 2019
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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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Submitted
12 Oct 2018
Accepted
04 Jan 2019
First published
04 Jan 2019

Mater. Horiz., 2019,6, 758-766
Article type
Communication
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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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