Researchers find Beetle-inspired technology to prevent frost on aircraft surfaces

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Apr 3, 2013
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Virginia Tech researchers have found new technology to prevent frost on aircraft surfaces, inspired by the Namib Desert Beetle.
The new solution uses chemical micro patterns to control the growth of frost caused by condensation.
Researchers used photolithography to pattern chemical arrays that attract water over the top of a surface that repels water, which controlled the spread of frost.