This work was supported by the National Science Foundation under grants CBET-0744879 and CMMI-1000686.
Nanostructured materials, Monomolecular films -- Technological innovations, Colloids, Thin films -- Optical properties
Here we report a simple and scalable bottom-up technology for assembling close-packed nanoparticle monolayers on both sides of a glass substrate as high-quality antiglare coatings. Optical measurements show that monolayer coatings consisting of 110 nm silica nanoparticles can significantly reduce optical reflectance and enhance specular transmittance of the glass substrate for a broad range of visible wavelengths. Both experiments and numerical simulations reveal that the antiglare properties of the self-assembled colloidal monolayers are significantly affected by the size of the colloidal particles.
Jiang, B., Askar, K., Phillips, B., Dou, X., Lopez, J., Smith, C., and Jiang, P. (2012). Self-assembled nanoparticle antiglare coatings. Vol. 37 (21), p. 4380-4382