Special Issue "Antireflective Coatings for Glass and Transparent Polymers"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2017).
2. Research group leader, DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials e.V., RWTH Aachen University, Forckenbeckstrasse 50, 52056 Aachen, Germany
Interests: nanoparticles; functional coatings; optical materials
We would like to invite you to submit your work to this Special Issue, “Antireflective Coatings for Glass and Transparent Polymers”. Antireflective coatings are applied to reduce surface reflections and increase the transmission of visible and near-infrared light through transparent substrates, such as glass, polyethylene teraphthtalate, poly(methyl metahacrylate), and polycarbonate. They are of interest for a large variety of applications ranging from picture and art glazing to photovoltaic covers and eye glasses. Antireflective coatings are typically multi-layer interference coatings, graded index layers or quarter-wave low-refractive index coatings. In spite of the maturity of this field of research, important questions still remain unanswered, e.g., what is the optimum distribution and arrangement of pores in a quarter wave coating for balancing the optical and mechanical performance, can one combine the antireflective property with other useful functionalities like dust-repellence or light diffusion in one single coating, how do antireflective coatings perform in specific applications (including ageing behaviour), and is it possible to develop antireflective coatings that adapt to specific changes in the environment. The aim of this Special Issue is to present the latest developments in the field that address these and other important research questions through a combination of original research papers and review articles from leading groups around the world.
In particular, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Nanoporous antireflective coatings;
- Nanocomposite antireflective coatings;
- Multifunctional antireflective coatings;
- Performance of antireflective coatings in specific applications (including ageing), e.g., on photovoltaic covers and greenhouses;
- Antireflective coatings that adapt to specific changes in the environment.
Dr. Pascal Buskens
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