Fabrication of Ag and AZO/Ag/AZO ceramic films on cotton fabrics for solar control

Dagang Miao, Aishu Li, Shou-xiang Kinor Jiang, Songmin Shang

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Ag and AZO/Ag/AZO ceramic films were deposited on cotton fabrics by radio frequency (RF) magnetron sputtering and systematically investigated by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), X-ray Diffraction (XRD), and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy. Physical properties of the coated fabrics were evaluated by infrared reflection rate, air permeability and UPF value. Ag coated cotton fabrics presented an infrared reflection rate of 16% and the highest UPF values of 11.096. The AZO/Ag/AZO coated cotton fabrics exhibited an infrared reflection rate of 18% and the highest UPF values of 21.782. The prepared flexible cotton fabrics can provide UV radiation protection and infrared reflective properties, which make them promising materials for solar control applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6312-6317
Number of pages6
JournalCeramics International
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Ceramic thin film
  • Flexible cotton fabric
  • Infrared reflection
  • Solar control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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