We have fabricated a multifunctional coating with properties of superhydrophilicity, high transparency, antireflection and self-clean via a low-cost one-step chemical vapor deposition method without any further chemical modification. We have investigated influence of the surface topography of the silica nanoparticles to the antifogging and antireflection. The results have indicated that the excellent antifogging and transparency properties are due to the amplification of the well-ordered nipple silica nanoparticles to the hydrophilicity and suppression of the reflection, respectively. Moreover, the superhydrophilicity have endowed the coating with self-cleaning property.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects|
|Early online date||23 Aug 2016|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Nov 2016|
- High transparency
- Silica nanoparticles coating
- Superhydrophilic surface