Fabrication of high-transmittance and low-reflectance meter-scale moth-eye film via roll-to-roll printing

Sucheol Ju, Jin Young Choi, Dongwoo Chae, Hangyu Lim, Hojung Kang, Heon Lee

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Abstract

Anti-reflection technology is a core technology in the field of optoelectronic devices that is used to increase efficiency by reducing reflectance. In particular, the bio-mimetic moth-eye pattern has the advantage of being independent of wavelength, polarization, and angle of incidence. In this study, we fabricated a 1.1 m wide meter-scale moth-eye film using roll-to-roll printing. A uniform moth-eye pattern with a height of 170 nm was formed, which reduced the average reflectance value by 3.2% and increased the average transmittance value by 3.1%, in a wide wavelength range of 400–700 nm. Additionally, the moth-eye film coated with a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) exhibited a contact angle of 140.3, almost equal to the superhydrophobic angle of 150. Furthermore, the contact angle, transmittance, and reflectance of the SAM-coated moth-eye film were maintained after an environmental test, which was conducted for 168 h at 60 C and 80% humidity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number505301
JournalNanotechnology
Volume31
Issue number50
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Dec 11

Keywords

  • Environmental test
  • Meter-scale
  • Moth-eye film
  • Roll-to-roll printing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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