Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Inorganic hydrophobic coatings: Surfaces mimicking the nature
Year:2013

Research Areas
  • Physics chemical and mathematical,
  • Engineering

Information
Abstract
Added value products are being developed in ceramic industry. Different optical effects as bright metallic shine or new functionalities as hydrophobicity or bactericide characteristics are the new properties searched on the tiles. In this study, we prepare glassy coatings for tiles based on copper pigment by a conventional industrial process. The obtained coatings present different aesthetical aspects, including bright metallic aspect which confers a high decorative value to the tile. Furthermore, these metallic coatings present hydrophobic properties with contact angles with water as high as 115 degrees and also bactericide characteristics. Superficial microstructure and nanoparticles were found in the bactericide-hydrophobic samples, resembling the surface of hydrophobic leaf surfaces. This structure was formed by the crystallization of CuO nanoparticles as Tenorite due to the copper saturation of the glassy matrix at the surface of the coatings. (c) 2012 Elsevier Ltd and Techna Group S.r.l. All rights reserved
International
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JCR
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Title
CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL
ISBN
0272-8842
Impact factor JCR
1,751
Impact info
Volume
39
10.1016/j.ceramint.2012.09.007
Journal number
3
From page
2489
To page
2495
Month
ABRIL
Ranking
MATERIALS SCIENCE, CERAMICS 27 3 Q1
Participants
  • Autor: JULIAN REINOSA ICV-CSIC
  • Autor: JUAN J. ROMERO ICV.CSIC
  • Autor: Miguel Ángel De La Rubia López UPM
  • Autor: ADOLFO DEL CAMP ICV-CSIC
  • Autor: Jose Francisco Fernández Lozano UPM

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Propiedades ópticas, eléctricas y magnéticas de materiales y sus aplicaciones (POEMMA)
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Materiales y Dispositivos Avanzados para Tecnologías de Información y Comunicaciones
  • Departamento: Física Aplicada a las Tecnologías de la Información