Transparent and superhydrophobic Ta2O5 nanostructured thin films

Supone Manakasettharn, Tsung Hsing Hsu, Graham Myhre, Stanley Pau, J. Ashley Taylor, Tom Krupenkin

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)214-221
Number of pages8
JournalOptical Materials Express
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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