International Sugar Journal

Leaf-inspired coating that prevents frost formation [Registered]

Numerous studies have focused on designing functional surfaces that delay frost formation or reduce ice adhesion. However, solutions to the scientific challenges of developing anti-icing surfaces remain elusive because of degradation such as mechanical wearing. Inspired by the discontinuous frost pattern on natural leaves, researchers at Northwestern University have developed a new surface coating which they claim can reduce frost formation by up to 60%.

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