Wettability Engineered Surfaces for Anti-frosting Applications
thesisposted on 22.10.2017 by Domenico Tortorella
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In the present study, a carbon based, superhydrophobic coating is presented and its properties analyzed for anti-icing and de-icing applications. Thanks to its skin-heating ability, ease of manufacturing, and predictable behaviour, this composition demonstrates that it is a strong candidate to address the frosting problem. The surfaces are prepared in two variants, one as-is and one oil-infused; a performance comparison is carried out between the two.