Nanostructured antireflective bilayers: Optical design and preparation

Detrich, Ádám and Nagy, Norbert and Nyári, Mária and Albert, Emőke and Zámbó, Dániel and Hórvölgyi, Zoltán (2014) Nanostructured antireflective bilayers: Optical design and preparation. MATERIALS CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 145 (1-2). pp. 176-185. ISSN 0254-0584


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We show different methods for tailoring and fabrication of various cost-effective antireflective nanocoatings on transparent and non-transparent substrates. The main purpose was to prepare coatings with decreased reflectance in the full visible wavelength range using simple wet layer deposition techniques. Structure of coatings was designed by optical simulations applying simplified calculations. The refractive index of substrates was also considered for the calculations. The advantageous optical properties were achieved by bilayered structures combining compact and porous sol–gel derived oxide layers and nanoparticulate films. The bilayered structures enhance the flexibility of design by not only the selection of the layer thicknesses but also by different ways of adjusting the effective refractive index of the layers. Furthermore, chemical stability of the coatings was also investigated. The optical and structural properties of prepared films and bilayered coatings were studied by UV–vis spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy, respectively. The transmittance of coated glass substrates was above 97.5%, while the reflectance of coated silicon substrates was below 4% between 450 nm and 900 nm.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QC Physics / fizika
Q Science / természettudomány > QD Chemistry / kémia > QD02 Physical chemistry / fizikai kémia
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2014 06:51
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2014 06:51

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