Mesoporous silica nanoparticles with remarkable stability and dispersibility for antireflective coatings

Yasuto Hoshikawa, Hiroki Yabe, Atsuro Nomura, Takeyuki Yamaki, Atsushi Shimojima, Tatsuya Okubo

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Abstract

The preparation of mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSN) in alcohols by simultaneous trimethylsilylation and surface extraction with its use for the fabrication of nanocomposite films was analyzed. Mesostructured silica-surfactant composite nanoparticles (SSN) were prepared from a mixture of tetraethoxysilane (TEO), cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB), water, ethylene glycol (EG) by stirring at 333 K for 4 h. X-ray diffraction (XRD) pattern of trimethylsilylation (TMS)-MSNs prepared without TMB revealed that it could act as a swelling agent to increase the diameter of the cylindrical assemblies in the system. Transmission electron microscopic (TEM) images showed discrete spherical particles with either well-ordered hexagonal dot patterns or striped patterns. The nitrogen adsorption-desorption measurements revealed the highly porous nature of TMS-MSNs and also showed that the characteristics properties of TMS-MSNs are suitable for the fabrication of nanocomposite films for the low refractive index materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-14
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry of Materials
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 12
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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