Minimizing ice adhesion and preventing ice accumulation on different surfaces has remained in scientific focus from the mid 1900’s. Decades after, scientists are combatting the same challenges, which only outlines the complex nature of ice and ice adhesion related research. One approach to exploit passive coating technology for low ice adhesion utilizes slippery surfaces that combine porous solid material with lubricating liquid. This study presents a novel method in creating functional slippery liquid infused porous surfaces, SLIPS, by exploiting flame spray technique. We demonstrate the functionality of these thermally sprayed SLIPS in ice adhesion and wettability. The ice adhesion results confirmed the potentiality of thermally sprayed SLIPS as ice repellent surfaces with an order of magnitude lower ice adhesion strength compared to polished stainless steel.

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