Solving fundamental problems in engineering application can drive rapid industrial development. The solid–ice interface adhesion mechanism on anti-icing materials has attracted strong interest from researchers. In this work, the ice adhesion mechanism at the solid–ice interface was investigated based on water molecule behavior on an aluminum matrix/array graphene (M/G) surface. We counted the number of water molecules in the gaps of the array graphene structure and measured ice and array graphene of stress changes during ice removal. The multilayer array graphene structure relies on “adhesion-type” ice removal mechanism. It was attributed to the increased horizontal displacement of ice due to the stress matching of ice/array graphene. The solid-ice interface adhesion mechanism of patterned surface is understood at the molecular-scale.
Ice adhesion mechanism on the patterned surface of aluminum matrix and array graphene based on molecular dynamics simulations
Lingfeng Zhao, Weilan Liu, Yizhou Shen, Yangjiangshan Xu, Biao Jiang, Jie Tao; Ice adhesion mechanism on the patterned surface of aluminum matrix and array graphene based on molecular dynamics simulations. Appl. Phys. Lett. 7 August 2023; 123 (6): 061602. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0160197
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