Hypertransparent Nanostructured Superhydrophobic Self-Cleaning Coatings on Glass Substrates

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Self-cleaning surfaces have wide applications in architectural and automotive windows and solar panels, etc. The development of superhydrophobic surfaces was inspired by observation of lotus and other plant leaves. Many existing hydrophobic coatings either have low transmittance which is not suitable for windows and solar panels or not as hydrophobic as lotus leaves. In this paper, high quality SiO2 based hypertransparent superhydrophobic coatings with hierarchical microstructure were successfully deposited onto glass by the Combustion Chemical Vapor Deposition (CCVD) technique. A contact angle of 170o, a rolling angle of

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Nanotechnology 2008: Materials, Fabrication, Particles, and Characterization – Technical Proceedings of the 2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 1
Published: June 1, 2008
Pages: 443 - 446
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topics: Coatings, Surfaces & Membranes
ISBN: 978-1-4200-8503-7