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A new way to break the ice
February 11, 2014
A research team has developed a significantly more cost-effective and easily accessible process for testing ice adhesion with different materials. Development of this process and other findings in functional polymer surfaces result from more than 10 years of support by the National Science Foundation's Division of Materials Research Polymers Program.
Virginia Commonwealth University
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