Researchers develop technique to de-ice surfaces in seconds

Mechanical science and engineering professor Nenad Miljkovic, left, and graduate students Kalyan Boyina and Yashraj Gurumukhi collaborated with researchers at Kyushu University, Japan, to develop a system that can de-ice surfaces in seconds. Photo by L. Brian Stauffer
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Researchers develop technique to de-ice surfaces in seconds
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Researchers develop technique to de-ice surfaces in seconds
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Airplane wings, wind turbines and indoor heating systems all struggle under the weight and chill of ice. Defrosting and de-icing techniques are energy-intensive, however, and often require large masses of ice to melt completely in order to work.