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Title: Mechanically robust transparent anti-icing coatings : roles of dispersion status of titanate nanotubes
Authors: Wu, Xinghua
Tang, Yuxin
Silberschmidt, Vadim V.
Wilson, Peter
Chen, Zhong
Keywords: Titanate Nanotubes
Engineering::Materials
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Issue Date: 2018
Source: Wu, X., Tang, Y., Silberschmidt, V. V., Wilson, P., & Chen, Z. (2018). Mechanically robust transparent anti-icing coatings : roles of dispersion status of titanate nanotubes. Advanced Materials Interfaces, 5(18), 1800773-. doi:10.1002/admi.201800773
Series/Report no.: Advanced Materials Interfaces
Abstract: Ice accretion on automobiles, aerospace components, precision instruments, and photovoltaic devices detrimentally affect their performance and increase the maintenance cost. Despite significant efforts devoted to the investigation of anti‐icing coatings in the past decades, mechanically robust and transparent anti‐icing coatings are rarely reported. In this study, titanate nanotubes are used as filler to prepare mechanically robust anti‐icing coatings with a sol‐gel method. Specially, the effect of dispersion status of nanotubes on the transmittance, surface roughness, and water repellency is investigated. The optimized smooth, transparent coating exhibits higher water repellency and better anti‐icing performance in terms of ice‐adhesion strength, icing delay time, and ice‐nucleation temperature than the rough one. Much higher hardness and scratch resistance than that of commercially available icephobic or anti‐icing coatings is obtained on the smooth, transparent sample; the coating also presents good adhesion to the substrate.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/107520
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/50310
DOI: 10.1002/admi.201800773
Rights: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Wu, X., Tang, Y., Silberschmidt, V. V., Wilson, P., & Chen, Z. (2018). Mechanically robust transparent anti-icing coatings : roles of dispersion status of titanate nanotubes. Advanced Materials Interfaces, 5(18), 1800773-., which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/admi.201800773. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
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