• Anti-icing ionogel surfaces: inhibiting ice nucleation, growth and adhesion 

      Zhuo, Yizhi; Xiao, Senbo; Håkonsen, Verner; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Delaying ice and frost formation is one of the key strategies to mitigate the hazards induced by ice accretion. The current surfaces for delaying ice formation rely on restricting heterogeneous ice nucleation, which fails ...
    • Design and preparation of icephobic PDMS-based coatings by introducing an aqueous lubricating layer and macro-crack initiators at the ice-substrate interface 

      He, Zhiwei; Zhuo, Yizhi; Wang, Feng; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Preventing ice accretion on exposed surfaces is important to the operational performance of various facilities and devices. As time elapses and temperature lowers sufficiently, ice accretion becomes inevitable. Herein, we ...
    • Design and Preparation of Sandwich-Like Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) Sponges with Super-Low Ice Adhesion 

      He, Zhiwei; Zhuo, Yizhi; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang (Journal article, 2018)
      The mitigation of ice on exposed surfaces is of great importance to many aspects of life. Ice accretion, however, is unavoidable as time elapses and temperature lowers sufficiently. One practical solution is to reduce ice ...
    • Design of Icephobic Surfaces by Lowering Ice Adhesion Strength: A Mini Review 

      He, Zhiwei; Zhuo, Yizhi; Zhang, Zhiliang; He, Jianying (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Ice accretion can lead to severe consequences in daily life and sometimes catastrophic events. To mitigate the hazard of icing, passive icephobic surfaces have drawn widespread attentions because of their abilities in ...
    • Designing Polymeric Icephobic Materials 

      Zhuo, Yizhi (Doctoral theses at NTNU;2019:345, Doctoral thesis, 2019)
    • Durable low ice adhesion foams modulated by submicron pores 

      Li, Tong; Zhuo, Yizhi; Håkonsen, Verner; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Ice accretion is a severe challenge for both production and livelihood in cold regions. Previously reported high-performance icephobic surfaces by infusing lubricants are either temporarily icephobic, chemically unstable ...
    • Dynamic anti-icing surfaces (DAIS) 

      Wang, Feng; Zhuo, Yizhi; He, Zhiwei; Xiao, Senbo; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Remarkable progresses have been made in surface icephobicity in the recent years. The mainstream standpoint of the reported anti-icing surfaces yet only considers the ice-substrate interface and its adjacent regions being ...
    • Enabling phase transition of infused lubricant in porous structure for exceptional oil/water separation 

      Wang, Feng; Luo, Sihai; Xiao, Senbo; Zhang, Wenjing; Zhuo, Yizhi; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      The fundamental mechanism behind oil/water separation materials is their surface wettability that allows either oil or water to pass through. The conventional materials for oil/water separation generally have extreme ...
    • Enhanced ionic conductivity of anion exchange membranes by grafting flexible ionic strings on multiblock copolymers 

      Lai, Ao NAN; Zhuo, Yizhi; Hu, Peng Cheng; Zheng, Jing Wei; Zhou, Shu Feng; Zhang, Lei (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      A new strategy to prepare high-conductivity anion exchange membranes (AEMs) is presented here. A series of phenolphthalein-based poly(arylene ether sulfone nitrile) multiblock AEMs has been synthesized by selectively ...
    • Enhancing the mechanical durability of icephobic surfaces by introducing autonomous self-healing function 

      Zhuo, Yizhi; Håkonsen, Verner; He, Zhiwei; Xiao, Senbo; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Ice accretion presents a severe risk for human safety. Despite great efforts for developing icephobic surfaces (the surface with an ice adhesion strength below 100 kPa) have been devoted, expanding the lifetime of ...
    • Epidermal Gland Inspired Self-Repairing Slippery Lubricant-Infused Porous Coatings with Durable Low Ice Adhesion 

      Li, Tong; Zhuo, Yizhi; Håkonsen, Verner; Rønneberg, Sigrid; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      The limited durability of slippery lubricant-infused porous surfaces (SLIPS) restricts their practical applications. Inspired by the epidermal glands of skins, we developed a facile approach to durable SLIPS with gland-like ...
    • Gels as emerging anti-icing materials: a mini review 

      Zhuo, Yizhi; Chen, Jianhua; Xiao, Senbo; Li, Tong; Wang, Feng; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Gel materials have drawn great attention recently in the anti-icing research community due to their remarkable potentials for reducing ice adhesion, inhibiting ice nucleation, and restricting ice propagation. Although the ...
    • Interlaboratory study of ice adhesion using different techniques 

      Rønneberg, Sigrid; Zhuo, Yizhi; Laforte, Caroline; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Low ice adhesion surfaces are a promising anti-icing strategy. However, reported ice adhesion strengths cannot be directly compared between research groups. This study compares results obtained from testing the ice adhesion ...
    • Liquid layer generator for excellent icephobicity at extremely low temperature 

      Wang, Feng; Xiao, Senbo; Zhuo, Yizhi; Ding, Wenwu; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Progress in icephobicity has been made in recent years. However, the majority of the icephobic surfaces reported are relying on mechanisms of static nature, and maintaining low ice adhesion of these surfaces at extreme ...
    • One-Step Fabrication of Bioinspired Lubricant-Regenerable Icephobic Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surfaces (SLIPS) 

      Zhuo, Yizhi; Wang, Feng; Xiao, Senbo; Zhang, Zhiliang; He, Jianying (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Icephobic coating and surfaces are essential for protecting infrastructures such as transmission lines, transportation vehicles, and many others from severe damages of excessive icing. The slippery liquid-infused porous ...
    • Polysiloxane as icephobic materials – the past, present and the future 

      Zhuo, Yizhi; Xiao, Senbo; Amirfazli, Alidad; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Polysiloxane is one of the most favorite polymeric materials used in the emerging field of passive surface icephobicity; This is due to its tailorable softness, hydrophobicity, and relatively high durability. Given the ...
    • Self-deicing Electrolyte Hydrogel Surfaces with Pa-level Ice Adhesion and Durable Anti-freezing/frost Performance 

      Li, Tong; Ibáñez-Ibáñez, pablo; Håkonsen, Verner; Wu, Jianyang; Xu, Ke; Zhuo, Yizhi; Luo, Sihai; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Despite the remarkable advances in mitigating ice formation and accretion, however, no engineered anti-icing surfaces today can durably prevent frost formation, droplet freezing and ice accretion in an economical and ...
    • Simultaneously toughening and stiffening elastomers with octuple hydrogen bonding 

      Zhuo, Yizhi; Xia, Zhijie; Qi, Yuan; Sumigawa, Takashi; Wu, Jianyang; Sestak, Petr; Lu, Yinan; Håkonsen, Verner; Li, Tong; Wang, Feng; Chen, Wei; Xiao, Senbo; Long, Rong; Kitamura, Takayuki; Li, Liangbin; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Current synthetic elastomers suffer from the well-known trade-off between toughness and stiffness. By a combination of multi-scale experiments and atomistic simulations, we demonstrate a transparent unfilled elastomer with ...
    • Ultra-durable Icephobic Coating by Molecular pulley 

      Zhuo, Yizhi; Li, Tong; Wang, Feng; Håkonsen, Verner; Xiao, Senbo; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Slide-ring crosslinked polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) is designed and prepared for anti-icing/deicing application. Compared with the covalent crosslinks, the slidable crosslinks enhance the mobility of polymer networks and ...
    • Ultrafast self-healing and highly transparent coating with mechanically durable icephobicity 

      Zhuo, Yizhi; Xiao, Senbo; Håkonsen, Verner; Li, Tong; Wang, Feng; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Excessive ice accretion on infrastructures can lead to severe damage and dysfunction. In the context of combating the build-up of unwanted icing and at the same time maintaining sunlight permeation, for instance on solar ...