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Perfluoroalkane wax infused gels for effective, regenerating, anti-icing surfaces

Sandhu, A; Walker, OJ; Nistal, A; Choy, KL; Clancy, AJ; (2019) Perfluoroalkane wax infused gels for effective, regenerating, anti-icing surfaces. Chemical Communications , 22 (55) pp. 3215-3218. 10.1039/C8CC09818B. Green open access

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Abstract

Infusion of solid perfluoroalkanes into polydimethylsiloxane gels provides a simple route to regenerating deicing surfaces, with low adhesion strength from the lower inherent cohesive energy of the perfluoroalkanes. Further, these surfaces are more hydrophobic and environmentally stable than their alkane analogues. The result is a robust, regenerating surface which demonstrates low energy ice adhesion (19.6 kPa), hydrophobicity (>100°), delayed ice-formation kinetics (+75%), and minimal environmental contamination.

Type: Article
Title: Perfluoroalkane wax infused gels for effective, regenerating, anti-icing surfaces
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC09818B
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1039/C8CC09818B
Language: English
Additional information: This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Chemistry
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > MAPS Faculty Office > Institute for Materials Discovery
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10068628
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