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Author Xu, Song ♦ Huang, Hongwei ♦ Wang, Conghe ♦ Huang, Zhaohui ♦ Wang, Chengbiao
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword MATERIALS SCIENCE ♦ CLEANING ♦ COMPOSITE MATERIALS ♦ DIP COATING ♦ FERRITES ♦ FILMS ♦ GLASS ♦ HEAT TREATMENTS ♦ LAYERS ♦ NANOSTRUCTURES ♦ PERFORMANCE ♦ SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY ♦ SOL-GEL PROCESS ♦ SURFACE PROPERTIES ♦ SYNTHESIS ♦ TITANIUM OXIDES ♦ VISIBLE SPECTRA ♦ X-RAY DIFFRACTION ♦ X-RAY SPECTROSCOPY ♦ ZINC COMPOUNDS
Abstract Highlights: • ZnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}–TiO{sub 2} composite films have been successfully prepared via a sol–gel method. • It was deposited on glass slides through dip coating process. • 7% ZnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}–TiO{sub 2} film exhibits a superhydrophilic property with a contact angle 0°. • The self-cleaning glasses also display antifogging property. - Abstract: ZnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}–TiO{sub 2} composite films have been successfully prepared via a sol–gel method and deposited on glass slides through dip coating process. The hydrophilicity of ZnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}–TiO{sub 2} composite films was investigated by the contact angles measurements under different conditions, including heat treatment temperature, molar ratios of ZnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} to TiO{sub 2} and coating layers. The results revealed that the 7 mol% ZnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}-TiO{sub 2} composite film exhibits an excellent superhydrophilic performance with a contact angle 0°. Compared with normal glass, the self-cleaning glasses also display antifogging property. The transmittance of ZnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}–TiO{sub 2} composite films was characterized by UV–vis spectra in details. Coating layers and different molar percents of ZnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} all have impact on the light transmittance. Moreover, the structure and morphology of the ZnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}–TiO{sub 2} sample were investigated by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD), energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
ISSN 00255408
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2015-05-15
Publisher Place United States
Journal Materials Research Bulletin
Volume Number 65


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