Nano Research

, Volume 3, Issue 7, pp 520–527 | Cite as

Biomimetic corrugated silicon nanocone arrays for self-cleaning antireflection coatings

  • Yandong Wang
  • Nan Lu
  • Hongbo Xu
  • Gang Shi
  • Miaojun Xu
  • Xiaowen Lin
  • Haibo Li
  • Wentao Wang
  • Dianpeng Qi
  • Yanqing Lu
  • Lifeng Chi
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Research Article


Corrugated silicon nanocone (SiNC) arrays have been fabricated on a silicon wafer by two polystyrene-sphere-monolayer-masked etching steps in order to create high-performance antireflective coatings. The reflectance was reduced from above 35% to less than 0.7% in the range 400–1050 nm, and it remained below 0.5% at incidence angles up to 70° at 632.8 nm for both s- and p-polarized light. The fluorinated corrugated SiNC array surface exhibits superhydrophobic properties with a water contact angle of 164°.


Antireflection silicon nancone (SiNC) arrays reactive ion etching nanosphere lithography superhydrophobic 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yandong Wang
    • 1
  • Nan Lu
    • 1
  • Hongbo Xu
    • 1
  • Gang Shi
    • 1
  • Miaojun Xu
    • 1
  • Xiaowen Lin
    • 2
  • Haibo Li
    • 1
  • Wentao Wang
    • 1
  • Dianpeng Qi
    • 1
  • Yanqing Lu
    • 2
  • Lifeng Chi
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Supramolecular Structure and MaterialsJilin UniversityChangchunChina
  2. 2.National Laboratory of Solid State MicrostructuresNanjing UniversityNanjingChina
  3. 3.Physikalisches Institut and Center for Nanotechnology (CeNTech)Westfälische Wilhelms-UniversitätMünsterGermany

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