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Tuning the peak position of subwavelength silica nanosphere broadband antireflection coatings

Tao, F and Hiralal, P and Ren, L and Wang, Y and Dai, Q and Amaratunga, GAJ and Zhou, H (2014) Tuning the peak position of subwavelength silica nanosphere broadband antireflection coatings. Nanoscale Research Letters, 9. pp. 1-7. ISSN 1931-7573

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Subwavelength nanostructures are considered as promising building blocks for antireflection and light trapping applications. In this study, we demonstrate excellent broadband antireflection effect from thin films of monolayer silica nanospheres with a diameter of 100 nm prepared by Langmuir-Blodgett method on glass substrates. With a single layer of compact silica nanosphere thin film coated on both sides of a glass, we achieved maximum transmittance of 99% at 560 nm. Furthermore, the optical transmission peak of the nanosphere thin films can be tuned over the UV-visible range by changing processing parameters during Langmuir-Blodgett deposition. The tunable optical transmission peaks of the Langmuir-Blodgett films were correlated with deposition parameters such as surface pressure, surfactant concentration, ageing of suspensions and annealing effect. Such peak-tunable broadband antireflection coating has wide applications in diversified industries such as solar cells, windows, displays and lenses. © 2014 Tao et al.; licensee Springer.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antireflection Langmuir-Blodgett Light trapping Peak tunable Solar cells Spheres
Divisions: Div B > Electronics, Power & Energy Conversion
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:42
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2021 07:49
DOI: 10.1186/1556-276X-9-361