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'Winter Soldier': On Cheating The Negatives

A family of frost-resistant and icephobic coatings are a longer-lasting alternative to conventional deicers. The coatings are a family of phase change material-based formulations and multifunctional coatings which can tailor solid foulant adhesion on functional surfaces, ranging from ice to bacteria, irrespective of their inherent material structure and chemistry.

Credit: Rukmava Chatterjee

Topics:
  • coatings
  • deicing
  • phase change materials
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