Tunable, Robust, Foul-resistant, Hybrid Hydrophobic-Hydrophilic (TuRF) Metasurfaces for High Temperature Heat Exchange Operations

Project: Research project

Project Details


Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) and the Northwestern University (NU) will develop TuRF metasurfaces for high temperature heat exchanger operations. NU is a part of the project team led by Argonne, with AMO-EERE-DOE providing funds. The overall goal of this project is to develop stainless steel TuRF metasurfaces that are tunable, passive, foul-resistant, robust, easy-to-manufacture, and possesses micron-size surface hydrophobic/ hydrophilic domains, for use in heat exchangers.
Effective start/end date10/10/1910/31/22


  • UChicago Argonne, LLC, Argonne National Laboratory (8J-30009-0021C REVISION NO. 0021E)
  • Department of Energy (8J-30009-0021C REVISION NO. 0021E)


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