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All-nanoparticle thin-film coatings

Lee, Daeyeon and Rubner, Michael F. and Cohen, Robert E. (2006) All-nanoparticle thin-film coatings. NANO LETTERS, 6 (10). pp. 2305-2312.

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All-nanoparticle thin-film coatings that exhibit antireflection, antifogging (superhydrophilicity), and self-cleaning properties have been prepared via layer-by-layer deposition of TiO2 and SiO2 nanoparticles. The porosity and chemical composition of the coatings were determined using a simple method that is based on ellipsometry and does not require any assumptions about the refractive indices of the constituent nanoparticles. The presence of nanopores in the TiO2/SiO2 nanoparticle coatings results in superhydrophilicity as well as antireflection properties. The superhydrophilicity of contaminated coatings could also be readily recovered and retained after ultraviolet irradiation.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Functional and hybrid materials
ID Code:2766
Deposited By:Lesley Tobin
Deposited On:14 Jan 2009 15:33
Last Modified:14 Jan 2009 15:33

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