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: Technical Proceedings of the 2008 Clean Technology Conference and Trade Show
Published: June 1, 2008
Pages: 632 - 635
Industry sectors: Energy & Sustainability | Sensors, MEMS, Electronics
Topic: Chemical, Physical & Bio-Sensors
ISBN: 1-4200-8502-0