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Stable multilayer TiO2–SiO2 coatings for antireflection applications

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In this paper, multilayer TiO2–SiO2 containing polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) coatings were produced by using sol-gel method. To further investigate, the effect of triton as a non-ionic surfactant on PDMS modified single and multilayer silica and titania coatings was studied. The results showed stability of optical triton containing coatings disappears with time due to this material improve the wetting properties of PDMS sols and helps to instability by water absorption. But without triton, antireflective multilayer coatings with high transmittance 98% and excellent durability were obtained by using PDMS as additive material. This coating can be used as well as in solar applications.

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lari, N., Ahangarani, S. & Shanaghi, A. Stable multilayer TiO2–SiO2 coatings for antireflection applications. Glass Phys Chem 42, 70–77 (2016).

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