The surface on the left coated in the superhydrophobic coating is devoid of ice, while the uncoated surface is almost completely covered
Roads covered in ice can be difficult and dangerous to drive on
Like most things, ice can be a blessing or a burden depending on the circumstances. It’s perfect crushed in a drink on a hot summer’s day, but can wreak havoc when it collects on roads, power lines and aircraft in freezing temperatures. A University of Pittsburgh-led team has found a way to reduce these dangers by developing a nanoparticle-based coating that can be easily applied to impede the buildup of ice on solid surfaces.
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