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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2012
  • pp: 214–221

Transparent and superhydrophobic Ta2O5 nanostructured thin films

Supone Manakasettharn, Tsung-Hsing Hsu, Graham Myhre, Stanley Pau, J. Ashley Taylor, and Tom Krupenkin  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 2, pp. 214-221 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.2.000214


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Abstract

Transparent Ta2O5 nanostructured thin films have been fabricated using a multi-step anodization process. Obtained by a combination of the nanostructured surface and the deposition of the hydrophobic CFx coating, the transparent films can be made highly water repellent or superhydrophobic useful for self-cleaning and anti-fogging optical coatings. Contact angle measurements and optical transmittance curves of the nanostructured films are in good agreement with theoretical calculations.

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OCIS Codes
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Nanomaterials

History
Original Manuscript: December 12, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 19, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 23, 2012
Published: January 25, 2012

Citation
Supone Manakasettharn, Tsung-Hsing Hsu, Graham Myhre, Stanley Pau, J. Ashley Taylor, and Tom Krupenkin, "Transparent and superhydrophobic Ta2O5 nanostructured thin films," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 214-221 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-2-2-214


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