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Special Issue "Recent Advances in Superhydrophobic and Icephobic Surfaces"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Surface Characterization, Deposition and Modification".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2023 | Viewed by 8413
Special Issue Editor
Interests: superhydrophobic surfaces; superoleophilic surfaces; icephobic surfaces
Special Issue Information
I invite you to submit your recent research work to the Special Issue titled “Recent Advances in Superhydrophobic and Icephobic Surfaces”. Bio-inspired by nature, superhydrophobic surfaces have been utilized in various applications, including self-cleaning, anti-icing, anti-fouling, anti-fogging, anti-corrosion, oil/water separation, sensors, and energy storage devices. The long-term use and maintenance of superhydrophobicity in harsh environments are still big challenges in practical applications, which we would like to solve by rationally designing mechanically durable superhydrophobic surfaces. Due to their excellent water repellency, superhydrophobic surfaces can be applied in the field of anti-icing applications. However, superhydrophobic surfaces can lose their icephobicity due to many factors (i.e., condensation, the interlocking effect between the ice and interface, the sustainability of low surface energy); thus, we welcome discussions regarding the similarities, distinctions, and correlations between superhydrophobic and icephobic surfaces.
Although ice accumulation on exposed surfaces is an unavoidable problem as time elapses and temperatures lower sufficiently, to suppress such an issue, various types of icephobic surfaces have been developed, including superhydrophobic surfaces (SHSs), aqueous lubricating layers, organic lubricating layers, organogels, polyelectrolyte brush layers, electrolyte-based hydrogels, multi-crack initiator-promoted surfaces, etc. Generally, the two important issues for designing icephobic surfaces are the low ice adhesion strength and mechanical durability after icing/de-icing cycles. Moreover, very recently, active de-icing approaches (magnetic responsive, electro-thermal, and photo-thermal stimuli) have also been introduced to combine with passive icephobic surfaces for the realization of rapid and reliable de-icing. In short, the aim of this Special Issue is to summarize recent experimental and computational advances in both superhydrophobic and icephobic surfaces, as we hope for it to open new pathways for further research in both superhydrophobic and icephobic surfaces.
In particular, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Design and preparation of superhydrophobic and icephobic surfaces;
- Various applications of superhydrophobic surfaces;
- The sustainability and durability of superhydrophobicity;
- Correlations between superhydrophobicity and icephobicity;
- Icing delay time on icephobic surfaces;
- Low ice adhesion strength surfaces;
- Durable icephobic surfaces;
- Anti-icing mechanisms;
- Active de-icing approaches (electro-thermal or photo-thermal stimuli);
- Multi-scale simulations on superhydrophobic and icephobic surfaces.
Prof. Dr. Zhiwei He
Manuscript Submission Information
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- icing delay time
- ice adhesion strength