Combined Langmuir-Blodgett and sol-gel coatings

Ádám Detrich, Erzsébet Hild, Norbert Nagy, Emöke Volentiru, Z. Hórvölgyi

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Abstract

Optical properties and in-depth structure of double-layer coatings on glass substrates were investigated. One of the layers was prepared by dip coating either from silica or titania sol, the other layer was made from ca. 130 nm Stöber silica particles by the Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) technique. Two different types of combined coatings were prepared: (1) nanoparticulate LB films coated with sol-gel (SG) films and (2) nanoparticulate LB films drawn onto SG films. Scanning electron microscopy and optical methods, i.e. UV-vis spectroscopy and scanning angle reflectometry were applied for analyzing the structure and thickness of coatings. These measurements revealed that the precursor sols could not penetrate into the particulate LB film completely in case of coating type (1). For coating type (2) very little overlap between the SG and LB layers was found resulting in significant improvement of light transmittance of combined coatings compared to single SG films. To show some possible advantages of the combination of these techniques additional studies were carried out. Surface morphology of combined coatings (1) was studied by atomic force microscopy. Surfaces with different roughness were developed depending on the thickness of the sol-gel film (titania: ca. 70 nm; silica: ca. 210 nm). The adhesive peel off test revealed improved mechanical stability of combined coatings (2), in comparison to LB films which makes them good candidates for further applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2537-2544
Number of pages8
JournalThin Solid Films
Volume520
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 31 2012

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Keywords

  • Antireflection
  • Mechanical strength
  • Nanomorphology
  • Optical characterization
  • Particulate Langmuir-Blodgett layers
  • Sol-gel layers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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Combined Langmuir-Blodgett and sol-gel coatings. / Detrich, Ádám; Hild, Erzsébet; Nagy, Norbert; Volentiru, Emöke; Hórvölgyi, Z.

In: Thin Solid Films, Vol. 520, No. 7, 31.01.2012, p. 2537-2544.

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Detrich, Á, Hild, E, Nagy, N, Volentiru, E & Hórvölgyi, Z 2012, 'Combined Langmuir-Blodgett and sol-gel coatings', Thin Solid Films, vol. 520, no. 7, pp. 2537-2544. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2011.10.161
Detrich, Ádám ; Hild, Erzsébet ; Nagy, Norbert ; Volentiru, Emöke ; Hórvölgyi, Z. / Combined Langmuir-Blodgett and sol-gel coatings. In: Thin Solid Films. 2012 ; Vol. 520, No. 7. pp. 2537-2544.
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