Rapid synthesis of super–hydrophilic coatings for anti-fogging and self-cleaning surfaces.
ETH Zurich - ETH transfer, CH
Keywords: Anti-fogging, self-cleaning, transparent coatings, glass coatings, functional coatings, large-scale, aerosol synthesis, lenses, glass, nanostructure.
Abstract:Synthesis of water-stable, transparent, anti-fogging and self-cleaning coatings is achieved on glass, metal and polymer substrates. Nanostructured titania and/or silica are deposited from an aerosol source forming highly porous, super-hydrophilic, coatings. The scalability of the aerosol source allows rapid coating of small and large surfaces.