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HIGH ENERGY EFFICIENCY PHASE CHANGE DEVICE USING CONVEX SURFACE FEATURES

United States Patent Application

20170333941
A1
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Sub-micrometer to centimeter scale rough symmetric and asymmetric structures are incorporated onto objects (e.g. tubes and fms). Asymmetric and hierarchically structured slippery structures can be applied to a broad range of materials and shapes of surfaces for manufacturing heat exchangers, dew harvesting devices, desalination devices, de-humidifiers, distillation towers, evaporation coils, anti-cavitation coatings, etc.
PARK, Kyoo-Chul (Cambridge, MA), KIM, Philseok (Waltham, MA), AIZENBERG, Joanna (Boston, MA)
15/ 522,680
October 28, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] The present invention was made with United States government support under Grant No. DE-AR0000326 awarded by the Department of Energy/ARPA-E. The United States government may have certain rights in this invention.