Highly transparent and UV-resistant superhydrophobic SiO2-coated ZnO nanorod arrays

Yangqin Gao, Issam Gereige, Abdulrahman El Labban, Dong Kyu Cha, Tayirjan T. Isimjan, Pierre Beaujuge

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Abstract

Highly transparent and UV-resistant superhydrophobic arrays of SiO 2-coated ZnO nanorods are prepared in a sequence of low-temperature (<150 C) steps on both glass and thin sheets of PET (2 × 2 in. 2), and the superhydrophobic nanocomposite is shown to have minimal impact on solar cell device performance under AM1.5G illumination. Flexible plastics can serve as front cell and backing materials in the manufacture of flexible displays and solar cells. © 2014 American Chemical Society.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2219-2223
Number of pages5
JournalACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 4 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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