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Sol-gel Preparation of Silan based Zirconia Hybrid Thin Film

Atilla EVCİN, Harun GÜNEY, Nalan BEZİR
2021 International Journal of Computational and Experimental Science and Engineering  
The sol-gel process is an innovative advanced method, initially developed to synthesize glass and ceramics at low temperature. The sol-gel process can be used to synthesize materials with various of shapes, such as porous membranes, thin fibers, nano-size powders and thin films. In this study, epoxy and methacrylate-based silane coupling agents are used together with zirconium oxide to form a hybrid coating system on the glass surface. In the experimental study, an organic-inorganic molecular
more » ... organic molecular hybrid compound was prepared by the sol-gel method. Glasses were cleaned by traditional piranha solution (3:1 H2SO4: H2O2) to remove contaminants. Silanization was applied to increase the adhesion of hybrid coatings on glass substrates. Glass substrate was coated with this solution by a homemade dip-coater. (3-Glycidoxypropyltrimethoxysilane, GLYMO and 3-(trimethoxysilyl) propylmethacrylate, TMSPM) were chosen as a silane. Zirconia is an inorganic component of hybrid materials. Coated samples were characterized by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer (FTIR), Scanning Electron Microscope with Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (SEM-EDX), and Contact Angle Goniometer.
doi:10.22399/ijcesen.727304 fatcat:a4ehhycvebhjbayyzlnlyy6doi