Fabrication of high infrared reflective AZO/Ag/AZO films on polyester fabrics

Dagang Miao, Shou-xiang Kinor Jiang, Hongmei Zhao, Songmin Shang, Ping Zhu

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In this project, AZO/Ag/AZO multilayer films were deposited on polyester fabrics by RF magnetron sputtering technology to fabricate light control textiles. The prepared samples were systematically investigated with scanning electron microscope, X-ray diffraction and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy. Physical properties of the coated fabrics were evaluated by contact angle (CA), air permeability and ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) value. The results indicated that the coated polyester fabrics deposited by AZO (30 nm)/Ag (13 nm)/AZO (30 nm) multilayer film presented a high infrared reflection rate of 95 % and CA of about 91.5°, air permeability of 18 ml/s/cm2at 100 Pa and UPF values of 35.01. The high infrared reflective property of the AZO/Ag/AZO coated textiles makes them promising candidates for light control.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1198-1204
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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