Icephobic Coatings: Current Trends and Future Perspectives

Utkarsha Umesh Gwalwanshi, Jitendra S. Narkhede, Narayanan Rajagopalan, Ravindra G. Puri

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Ice formation and accumulation have become a serious problem leading to fatal accidents, power failure, decrease in energy efficiency, and many more, and has influenced many sectors like transportation, aircraft, marines, power transmission, solar cells, etc. Apart from the chemical compositions, surface morphology also significantly affects a substrate's oleophobicity. Low surface energy materials have a vital role in the formation of ice-repellent surfaces. The current demand in this area is to produce a cost-effective, environmentally friendly, and scalable coating. The current review focuses on the basic concepts of ice formation, ice nucleation, and ice adhesion strength. It further describes the strategies for formulating and designing icephobic coatings with various associated challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFunctional Coatings : Innovations and Challenges
EditorsRaj K. Arya, George D. Verros, J. Paulo Davim
Publication date2024
ISBN (Print)978-1-39420727-5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-39420730-5
Publication statusPublished - 2024


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