Journal article

Hierarchical amorphous nanofibers for transparent inherently super-hydrophilic coatings

WSY Wong, N Nasiri, AL Rodriguez, DR Nisbet, A Tricoli

Journal of Materials Chemistry A | Published : 2014


Ultra-high specific surface area, hierarchical TiO2 nanofibers were synthesized by electrospinning and directly self-assembled into highly porous films for application as transparent super-hydrophilic coatings. The evolution of the coating key structural properties such as fiber morphology and composition was mapped from the as-prepared sol-gel up to a calcination temperature of 500 °C. Main fiber restructuring processes such as formation of amorphous Ti-O bonds, crystallization, polymer decomposition and the organic removal were correlated to the resulting optical and wetting performance. Conditions for low-temperature synthesis of hierarchical coatings made of amorphous, mesoporous TiO2 na..

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