Robust and durable surperhydrophobic F-DLC coating for anti-icing in aircrafts engineering

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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Author(s)

  • Wei Tang
  • Zhongcan Wu
  • Chao Yang
  • Suihan Cui
  • Zhengyong Ma
  • Ricky K.Y. Fu
  • Xiubo Tian
  • Ruijun Wang
  • Zhongzhen Wu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number126468
Journal / PublicationSurface and Coatings Technology
Volume404
Online published2 Oct 2020
Publication statusPublished - 25 Dec 2020

Abstract

The nose cones of plane engines adjust the airflow direction and guarantee steady operation but they are vulnerable to icing at high altitude leading to potential hazards and accidents. Superhydrophobicity is effective against icing but most organic superhydrophobic materials are not suitable for engineering applications. Herein, a mechanically robust superhydrophobic coating is prepared on stainless steel by incorporating laser-textured micro/nano structures into the plasma-coated multilayered structure of Cr/CrC/DLC/F-DLC. The multilayered coating shows a stable surface contact angle of >150° in addition of robust mechanical properties even in harsh environments such as prolonged ultraviolet light irradiation, wear, and corrosion. Tests conducted under simulated working conditions reveal significantly reduced ice accumulation on the coating because of easy roll-off of droplets consequently giving rise to excellent anti-icing properties.

Research Area(s)

  • Anti-icing, Engineering applications, F-DLC, Mechanical properties, Superhydrophobicity

Citation Format(s)

Robust and durable surperhydrophobic F-DLC coating for anti-icing in aircrafts engineering. / Liu, Liangliang; Tang, Wei; Ruan, Qingdong; Wu, Zhongcan; Yang, Chao; Cui, Suihan; Ma, Zhengyong; Fu, Ricky K.Y.; Tian, Xiubo; Wang, Ruijun; Wu, Zhongzhen; Chu, Paul K.

In: Surface and Coatings Technology, Vol. 404, 126468, 25.12.2020.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review