September 16, 2014

Nanoribbon film keeps glass ice-free

Rice University lab refines deicing film that allows radio frequencies to pass

Rice University scientists who created a deicing film for radar domes have now refined the technology to work as a transparent coating for glass.

The new work by Rice chemist James Tour and his colleagues could keep glass surfaces from windshields to skyscrapers free of ice and fog while retaining their transparency to radio frequencies (RF).