Petr gets a warm applause, and now its time for some cake!

Once they find a cheaper aluminum precursor they will be able to scale up to industrial production

This is not so easy due to expensive aluminum precursors

Ingeborg is asking if his synthesis route is easy to scale up

Petr can partly control the size of the pores in the material that he is making

Petr's material can be used for electrode in batteries, he says

A TEM image shows the texture of the material

Petr has made a porous material with a surface area of >1000 cm2/gram

Unfortunately, in non-hydrolytic solgel method has to be performed in vacuum

this creates a homogenous metal oxide

Nonhydrolytic solgel was invented to make a reaction without an intermediate

3D structures are even better than graphene - for instance alumino phosphates

This can be solved by adhering them to graphene

One issue with NPs is that they end up everywhere

Bulk metals are not so effective catalysts because they have relatively few surface atoms

Petr has come from the Masaryk University in Czech Republic

Petr has a nice outline of his speech

He will talk about hybrid mesoprous non-silica catalyst supports by non-hydrolytic sol-gel methods

The next speaker is Petr Machac!

Question from the audience: For outdoor application, how will contamination affect the performance of the anti-icing layers? Feng is not sure, but hopefully it wont affect to much

PTSLIPS are environmentally friendly

To enable SLIPS function, chemical affinity of the substrates to the lubricant should be superior to the liquid they want to repel

One can use PTSLIPS yourself!

NTNU, in addition to a cleanroom, has a nanomechanical lab. The lab's most important piece of eqiupment is a nano-indenter which allows you to see how the stress and strain of a nanomaterial is by pinching it with a very thin and sharp needle!

Other than SLIPS, they use transferable oil instead of commonly used silicon oil. Transferable oil has a freezing point at 3C and prevents ice from growing into the pores, resulting in a better lifetime of the SLIPS

Feng Wang is working on an anti-icing cover that possibly have many advantages over SLIPS

He is having a parallell issue as Nils Wagner

SLIPS might only work for one icing/de-icing cycle

Which incidentally means tie in Norwegian

The state of the arte ice phobic technology is called SLIPS

The strategy is to lower the ice adhesion strength so it can be removed by wind shear or solely under its own weight

Ice covers is a big problem - especially in Trondheim!

His speech is called Phase transition enable durable icephobic surfaces an its DIY design

He is working in the NTNU nanomechanical lab

First up is Feng Wang!