(University of Illinois at Chicago) Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Engineering describe for the first time several unique properties of materials known as phase-switching liquids, or PSLs, that hold promise as next-generation anti-icing materials. PSLs can delay ice and frost formation up to 300 times longer than state-of-the-art coatings being developed in laboratories.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-03/uoia-mcd031819.php