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dc.contributor.authorTsai, Meng-Yu
dc.contributor.authorHsu, Chin-Chi
dc.contributor.authorChen, Ping-Hei
dc.contributor.authorLin, Chao-Sung
dc.contributor.authorChen, Alexander
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-28T06:10:26Z
dc.date.available2016-02-28T06:10:26Z
dc.date.issued2011-08
dc.identifier.citationTsai M-Y, Hsu C-C, Chen P-H, Lin C-S, Chen A (2011) Surface modification on a glass surface with a combination technique of sol–gel and air brushing processes. Applied Surface Science 257: 8640–8646. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2011.05.041.
dc.identifier.issn0169-4332
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.apsusc.2011.05.041
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/599814
dc.description.abstractThis study fabricated the large area and optically transparent superhydrophobic silica based films on glass surface with optimized hardness. A silane coupling agent, tetraethoxysilane (TEOS), effectively bonds silica particles onto the glass substrate. Desired surface roughness was obtained by adjusting nano silica particles concentration of the precursors prepared by the sol-gel process. Silica suspension was coated onto the glass substrate by the air brushing methods. This method can deposit a uniform, transparent coating on the glass substrate efficiently. Diluting the precursor by adding ethanol or a mixture of D.I. water and ethanol further improved the transmittance and superhydrophobicity efficiency. The results showed that as the silica particle concentration and the thickness of the coating were increased, the surface roughness was enhanced. Rougher surface displayed a higher superhydrophobicity and lower transmittance. Therefore, the concentration of silica particle, volume of coatings, and the ratio of ethanol and D.I. water are of great importance to deposit a transparent, superhydrophobic coating on glass. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe financial support of this work was provided by the KAUST Award with the project number of KUK-C1-014-12.
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.subjectAir brushing
dc.subjectGlass
dc.subjectSilica particle
dc.subjectSol-gel
dc.subjectSuperhydrophobic
dc.subjectTransparent
dc.titleSurface modification on a glass surface with a combination technique of sol–gel and air brushing processes
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalApplied Surface Science
dc.contributor.institutionNational Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Minnesota System, , United States
kaust.grant.numberKUK-C1-014-12


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