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Thermally sprayed slippery and icephobic surfaces

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationITSC2018-Proceedings of the International Thermal Spray Conference
Subtitle of host publicationMay 7-10, 2018, Orlando, Florida.
EditorsF. Azarmi, K. Balani, T. Eden, T. Hussain, Y.-C. Lau, H. Li, K. Shinoda
PublisherASM International, Materials Park, OH
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-62708-160-3
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Thermal Spray Conference and Exposition -
Duration: 23 May 2018 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Thermal Spray Conference
ISSN (Print)1341-3074


ConferenceInternational Thermal Spray Conference and Exposition
Period23/05/18 → …


The accumulation of ice presents significant challenges to operators, e.g., in marine environment and energy industries. Removing the accumulated ice consumes valuable resources in terms of time, energy and labor. Avoidance of these costs is possible by developing passive icephobic coating methods. One approach to exploit the passive methods in producing ice repellent surfaces is to use slippery surfaces that combine a porous solid material with a lubricating component. This study presents a novel method in creating functional slippery liquid infused porous surfaces (SLIPS) by utilizing thermal spraying. Functionality and icephobic behavior of these thermally sprayed SLIPS were investigated with cyclic ice adhesion tests along with wettability measurements. The ice adhesion results confirmed the potentiality of thermally sprayed SLIPS as ice repellent surfaces with an order of magnitude lower ice adhesion strength than in mirror polished aluminum.

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Field of science, Statistics Finland