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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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)214-221
Number of pages8
JournalOptical Materials Express
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2012

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Manakasettharn, S., Hsu, T. H., Myhre, G., Pau, S., Taylor, J. A., & Krupenkin, T. (2012). Transparent and superhydrophobic Ta2O5 nanostructured thin films. Optical Materials Express, 2(2), 214-221. https://doi.org/10.1364/OME.2.000214