Facile fabrication of antifogging, antireflective, and self-cleaning transparent silica thin coatings

Junjun Chen, Lin Zhang, Zhixiang Zeng*, Gang Wang, Guangming Liu, Wenjie Zhao, Tianhui Ren, Qunji Xue

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-157
Number of pages9
JournalColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Volume509
Early online date23 Aug 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2016

Keywords

  • Antifogging
  • Antireflective
  • High transparency
  • Self-cleaning
  • Silica nanoparticles coating
  • Superhydrophilic surface

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