Living Reference Work Entry

Handbook of Sol-Gel Science and Technology

pp 1-18

Date: Latest Version

Anti-soiling Effect of Porous SiO2 Coatings

  • Peer LöbmannAffiliated withOptik und Elektronik, Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung ISC Email author 


Various surface topographies and chemical compositions may result in anti-soiling properties. In this chapter, different strategies are compiled and respective solutions based on sol-gel processing are reviewed. Methods for the validation of material performance are discussed with focus on particulate contaminations. Then porous SiO2 films combining antireflective (AR) and anti-soiling are presented.