Researchers report breakthrough in ice-repelling materials


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# Researchers report breakthrough in ice-repelling materials
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/uoh-rrb011419.php

Researchers from the University of Houston have reported a new theory in physics called stress localization, which they used to tune and predict the properties of new materials. Based on those predictions, the researchers reported in Materials Horizons that they have created a durable silicone polymer coating capable of repelling ice from any surface.

“We have developed a new physical concept and the corresponding icephobic material that shows extremely low ice adhesion while having long-term mechanical, chemical and environmental durability,” they wrote.


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This is beautiful. Congrats to Mech Eng dept.