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Nanotech 2009 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2009 Vol. 3
Nanotechnology 2009: Biofuels, Renewable Energy, Coatings, Fluidics and Compact Modeling
Chapter 4: Coatings and Surfaces

Rapid Synthesis of Anti-Fogging Coatings

Authors:A. Tricoli, M. Righettoni, S.E. Pratsinis
Affilation:Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, CH
Pages:192 - 193
Keywords:anti-fogging, super-hydrophilic, transparent, coatings
Abstract:The wetting properties of surfaces are fundamental properties greatly influencing their interaction with the environment. Self-cleaning, bacteria-resistant, and anti-fogging surfaces are feasible by depositing either super-hydrophobic or super-hydrophilic coatings and will have great impact on several applications such as sport equipments, lenses for optical device, reading glasses, sanitary, automobile windscreen, windows, and mirrors to name a few. In particular, anti–fogging coatings are feasible by avoiding formation of small water droplets on the substrate surface and require a highly performing super-hydrophilic coating. Furthermore, they should be transparent, mechanically stable and low cost to promote commercialization. Here, a rapid method for synthesis and deposition of transparent anti-fogging coatings is presented.
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