Coloured transparent organic-inorganic hybrid coatings
Interior design is set to utilise a new era in coloured materials if a team of researchers from Mexico have their way. The researchers have developed hard, coloured, transparent, organic–inorganic hybrid coatings for a range of materials. The success of the coatings comes from the formation of a composite or bio-mineral system at the nanoscopic or molecular level.
In a paper published in AZojomo*, the researchers, J. L. Almaral-Sanchez, E. Rubio, J. A. Calderón-Guillén, A. Mendoza-Galvan, J. F. Pérez-Robles and R. Ramírez-Bon, from Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN) and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) discuss a sol-gel method for the deposition of red, green and blue PMMA-SiO2 hybrid films on glass substrates.
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