Spray-On Organic/Inorganic Films: A General Method for the Formation of Functional Nano- to Microscale Coatings (pages 10110–10113)
Mathias Lefort, Gabriela Popa, Dr. Emek Seyrek, Dr. Rafael Szamocki, Dr. Olivier Felix, Dr. Joseph Hemmerlé, Dr. Loïc Vidal, Dr. Jean-Claude Voegel, Dr. Fouzia Boulmedais, Prof. Gero Decher and Prof. Pierre Schaaf
Version of Record online: 23 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201002729
Technicolor dreamcoat: Spray-on nanoscale coatings are formed by simultaneous spraying of complementary species (e.g., polyanion/polycation, polyelectrolyte/small oligomeric ion, two inorganic salt solutions) against a receiving surface (see picture). The process leads to the formation of ultrathin films, the thicknesses of which are controlled by the spraying time. This general one-step coating method results in optically homogeneous films from a broad choice of functional compounds.