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Synthesis and characterization of styrene-based polyfluoroacrylate film for hydrophobic/icephobic applications (2019)
Journal Article
Barman, T., Chen, H., Liu, J., Yang, G., Zhao, W., Peng, C., & Hou, X. (2019). Synthesis and characterization of styrene-based polyfluoroacrylate film for hydrophobic/icephobic applications. Thin Solid Films, 687, doi:10.1016/j.tsf.2019.137462

Low surface energy polymeric materials always attract great interest due to their effective non-stick feature when contacting with other materials. In the present work, hydrophobic polyfluoroacrylates (PFAs) were synthesized using styrene, acrylic ac... Read More

Energy saving strategy for the development of icephobic coatings and surfaces (2019)
Journal Article
Zheng, Y., Wang, J., Liu, J., Choi, K., & Hou, X. (2019). Energy saving strategy for the development of icephobic coatings and surfaces. Thin Solid Films, 687, doi:10.1016/j.tsf.2019.137458

Aircraft are frequently exposed to cold environments and ice accumulation on aircraft surface may lead to catastrophic accidents. An effective solution of ice protection is a critical requirement in the aerospace industry. For the research and develo... Read More

In-situ icing and water condensation study on different topographical surfaces (2019)
Journal Article
Memon, H., Liu, J., Weston, N., Wang, J., De Focatiis, D., Choi, K., & Hou, X. (2019). In-situ icing and water condensation study on different topographical surfaces. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 165, doi:10.1016/j.coldregions.2019.102814

Icephobicity is intrinsically affected by rough asperities and the surface voids provide anchoring points for the ice. The anchor of ice is likely to form on the surface under high humidity conditions. In-situ water condensation and icing observation... Read More

Kinetic Control of Interpenetration in Fe–Biphenyl-4,4′-dicarboxylate Metal–Organic Frameworks by Coordination and Oxidation Modulation (2019)
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Bara, D., Wilson, C., Mörtel, M., Khusniyarov, M. M., Ling, S., Slater, B., …Forgan, R. S. (2019). Kinetic Control of Interpenetration in Fe–Biphenyl-4,4′-dicarboxylate Metal–Organic Frameworks by Coordination and Oxidation Modulation. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141(20), 8346-8357. doi:10.1021/jacs.9b03269

Phase control in the self-assembly of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) is often a case of trial and error; judicious control over a number of synthetic variables is required to select the desired topology and control features such as interpenetration... Read More

Anion-binding-induced electrochemical signal transduction in ferrocenylimidazolium: combined electrochemical experimental and theoretical investigation (2019)
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Weng, T., Huang, Y., Xue, L., Cheng, J., Jin, S., Liu, S., …Chen, G. Z. (2019). Anion-binding-induced electrochemical signal transduction in ferrocenylimidazolium: combined electrochemical experimental and theoretical investigation. Molecules, 24(2), doi:10.3390/molecules24020238

Five ferrocene alkymethylimidazolium cations 1a–1d and 2 with different alkyl spacer lengths were reinvestigated using voltammetry and density functional theory (DFT) calculations. The voltammetric responses of ligand 2 toward various anions are desc... Read More

Cross-linked Ni(OH)2/CuCo2S4/Ni networks as binder-free electrodes for high performance supercapatteries (2018)
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Tang, N., You, H., Li, M., Chen, G. Z., & Zhang, L. (2018). Cross-linked Ni(OH)2/CuCo2S4/Ni networks as binder-free electrodes for high performance supercapatteries. Nanoscale, 10(44), 20526-20532. doi:10.1039/c8nr05662e

The heterogeneous Ni(OH)2/CuCo2S4/Ni electrode is constructed by appropriately adjusting the time-dependent hydrothermal and electrodeposition process. A hybrid device exhibits 39.7 Wh kg-1 in specific energy and 365.3 W kg-1 in specific power, with... Read More

Laser drilling of micro-holes in single crystal silicon, indium phosphide and indium antimonide using a continuous wave (CW) 1070 nm fibre laser with millisecond pulse widths (2018)
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Maclean, J. O., Tangkijcharoenchai, C., Coomber, S., & Voisey, K. T. (2018). Laser drilling of micro-holes in single crystal silicon, indium phosphide and indium antimonide using a continuous wave (CW) 1070 nm fibre laser with millisecond pulse widths. Procedia CIRP, 74, 407-412. doi:10.1016/j.procir.2018.08.158

The laser micro-drilling of “thru” holes, also known as via holes, in Si, InP and InSb semiconductor wafers was studied using millisecond pulse lengths from an IPG Laser Model YLR-2000 CW multimode 2 kW Ytterbium Fibre Laser and a JK400 (400 W) fibre... Read More