|About this Abstract
||Materials Science & Technology 2011
||MS&T'11 Poster Session
||156 Environmentally Friendly Tin Oxide Coating through Aqueous Solution Process
||Yoshitake Masuda, Tatsuki Ohji, Kazumi Kato
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Aqueous solution process was developed for the hybrid materials in this study. It was environmentally friendly and had advantages of low energy consumption, low cost and an organic solvent free process. Nucleation and crystal growth were well controlled to realize tin oxide nano-structure coatings on flexible polymer films.
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) films were successfully coated with tin oxide nano-crystals. Tin oxide was crystallized in aqueous solutions to form nano-sheet assembled films. They were about 10 nm to 50 nm in size and about 5 nm in thickness. Large sheets of about 200 nm to 300 nm in size and about 10 nm in thickness were also crystallized on the surfaces. PTFE films coated with tin oxide were transparent in the range from 400 nm to 850 nm. Hybrid tin oxide-PTFE composites are useful for increasing the potential application of tin oxide film as flexible electronics.