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Stress-Localized Durable Icephobic Surfaces


Icephobic surfaces have a critical footprint on human daily lives in cold climates ranging from aviation systems and infrastructures to energy systems. However, creation of these surfaces for low-temperature applications remains elusive. 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 cast fundamentals of a new physical concept called stress-localization to develop icephobic surfaces with ice adhesion in 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
Citation: Mater. Horiz., 2019, Accepted Manuscript
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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, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C8MH01291A

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