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Georgia Journal of Science

Article Title

ICING BEHAVIORS OF SUPERHYDROPHOBIC ZINC OXIDATE

Abstract

The wettability and icing behaviors of a solid surface essentially are governed by its morphology and chemical composition. The great variety of morphologies of zinc oxide (ZnO), hinging solely on preparation methods, along with the intrinsic hydrophocity of ZnO, provides a fertile playground for fundamental research and extensive technological applications of wettability and anti-icing. By adopting a facile hydrothermal method, the micro- and nanostructures of a ZnO surface will be synthesized. Wettability will be investigated. For the first time, icing behaviors of ZnO will be scrutinized. The study of icing behaviors of ZnO would provide insights into other outdoor applications of ZnO under harsh conditions.

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