Special Issue "Anti-Icing Coatings and Surfaces"

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. D. K. Sarkar Website E-Mail
Department of Applied Sciences, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Pavillon principal, bureau P4-3280 555, boulevard de l'Université (Chicoutimi)Saguenay (Québec) G7H 2B1, Canada
Interests: superhydrophobic coatings and surface modification for reduction of ice adhesion, drag rduction, bio-fouling as well as medical applications; energy materials
Guest Editor
Dr. N. Saleema Website E-Mail
Aluminum Technology Center, National Research Council Canada, 501, Boul. Université Est, Chicoutimi (Saguenay) G7H 8C3, Québec, Canada
Phone: 1-418-545-5246
Interests: surface treatment (physical and chemical methods) and coatings in adhesion science

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The strong adhesion of ice to almost all kinds of surfaces is an overwhelming problem in cold countries. Common examples include: scraping off ice from car windshields, skidding on icy roads, power outages due to icing on electrical cables and insulators, icing on aircraft wings and wind mills, etc. Although investigations around the world have been carried out for decades, so as to find a solution to this problem of ice adhesion, literature is relatively scarce in this field.

This Special Issue provides a forum for the basic aspects, theories, and mechanisms of adhesion and surface science in general, and deals with applications in all areas of technology. Thus, the objective here is to offer to our readers a unique Special Issue exposing the state of the art regarding ice adhesion.

Prof. D. K. Sarkar
Dr. N. Saleema
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • coatings/surfaces with reduced ice adhesion
  • anti-icing coatings and surfaces
  • super hydrophobic surfaces with reduced ice adhesion
  • frost growth on surfaces/coatings
  • bio-inspired coatings for anti-icing applications
  • nanostructured surfaces against icing

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Reversible Switching of Icing Properties on Pyroelectric Polyvenylidene Fluoride Thin Film Coatings
Coatings 2015, 5(4), 724-736; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings5040724 - 20 Oct 2015
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In this work a new approach for ice repellent coatings is presented. It was shown that the coatings cause a decrease or increase in the freezing temperature of water depending on the alignment of an external electric field. For this coating the commonly [...] Read more.
In this work a new approach for ice repellent coatings is presented. It was shown that the coatings cause a decrease or increase in the freezing temperature of water depending on the alignment of an external electric field. For this coating the commonly used pyroelectric polymer polyvenylidene fluoride was deposited as a thin film on glass. The samples were dip-coated and subsequently thermally-treated at 140 °C for 1 h. All samples were found to cause a reduction of the icing temperature of water on their surface in comparison to uncoated glass. On several samples an external electric field was applied during this thermal treatment. The field application was found to cause a remarkable reduction of the icing temperature where a maximum lowering of the freezing temperature of 3 K compared to uncoated glass could be achieved. The actual achieved reduction of the icing temperature was observed to depend on the polarity of the field applied during the thermal treatment. Furthermore, a repetition of the thermal treatment under oppositely directed electric fields led to a switchable freezing behavior of water according to the direction of the applied field. With an increasing number of cycles of switching of the icing property a slight training effect towards lower freezing temperatures was observed. Full article
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On Modulating Interfacial Structure towards Improved Anti-Icing Performance
Coatings 2016, 6(1), 3; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings6010003 - 14 Jan 2016
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The design of anti-icing surfaces presents an interface with high causal density that has been challenging to quantify in terms of individual contributions of various interactions and environmental factors. In this commentary, we highlight the role of interfacial water structure as uniquely expressing [...] Read more.
The design of anti-icing surfaces presents an interface with high causal density that has been challenging to quantify in terms of individual contributions of various interactions and environmental factors. In this commentary, we highlight the role of interfacial water structure as uniquely expressing the physico-chemical aspects of ice accretion. Recent work on the topic that focuses on control of interfacial structure is discussed along with results by our research group on wettability of chemically modified surfaces and the role of ions in modulating interfacial structure. Suggestions for systematic studies to understand the fundamental interactions at play in ice adhesion at interfaces are made especially in the under-explored areas of cooperative hydrogen bonding and the role of solvated counterions. Insights expected from such studies would contribute to design of robust anti-icing hierarchies. Full article
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