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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1397–1401

Design and characterization of nanostructured ultrahydrophobic coatings

Marcel Flemming and Angela Duparré  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 7, pp. 1397-1401 (2006)

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Films with specific nanoroughness were designed by “virtual coating” to yield ultrahydrophobicity while the light scatter remained below an application-relevant threshold. Examples of coating experiments demonstrate the realization of predicted properties.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.5770) Optics at surfaces : Roughness
(240.6700) Optics at surfaces : Surfaces
(310.1620) Thin films : Interference coatings
(310.6870) Thin films : Thin films, other properties

ToC Category:
Characterization of Optical Coatings

Original Manuscript: February 28, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: June 24, 2005

Marcel Flemming and Angela Duparré, "Design and characterization of nanostructured ultrahydrophobic coatings," Appl. Opt. 45, 1397-1401 (2006)

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  9. The films were manufactured by K. Reihs, SuNyx, Leverkusen, Germany.

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