Fabrication of functional nanostructured coatings by a combined sol-gel and plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposition method

Stefano Costacurta*, Paolo Falcaro, Simone Vezzù, Marino Colasuonno, Paolo Scopece, Erika Zanchetta, Massimo Guglielmi, Alessandro Patelli

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Nanostructures have a wide range of potential applications in industry because they can impart novel mechanical or functional properties to coatings such as abrasion resistance, UV shielding, superhydrophobicity. In this work we present a method for the fabrication of nanostructured coatings with improved mechanical properties, in which sol-gel nanoparticles are deposited on a surface and embedded in a ceramic film by plasmaenhanced chemical vapour deposition. This synthetic strategy is applied to the fabrication of transparent nanostructured antiscratch coatings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)340-346
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of sol gel science and technology
Volume60
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Antiscratch coatings
  • Nanocomposites
  • Nanostructures
  • Plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposition
  • Sol-gel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Biomaterials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry

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