Wear-resistant coatings for solar cell panels

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    Abstract

    Mechanical durability and mechanical robustness are pre-requisite for coatings to be applied on substrates for structural protection. Transparency is another requirement for solar cell panel-used coatings. Here discussed in this research were transparent composites that can be fabricated using simple spraying coating techniques and display high-level wear-resistance. Nanoscale indentation and microlevel falling-sand tests proved the durability of surface smoothness and transparency. These composite coatings containing general epoxy and halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) revealed the relationship between wear-resistance and nanoparticle configurations. The case study also demonstrated the potential of industrial applications requiring for tailored filler alignments and in 3D printing techniques.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationTechConnect Briefs 2018 - Advanced Materials
    EditorsMatthew Laudon, Fiona Case, Fiona Case, Bart Romanowicz
    PublisherTechConnect
    Pages259-262
    Number of pages4
    Volume1
    ISBN (Electronic)9780998878225
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
    Event11th Annual TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo, Held Jointly with the 20th Annual Nanotech Conference and Expo,the 2018 SBIR/STTR Spring Innovation Conference, and the Defense TechConnect DTC Spring Conference - Anaheim, United States
    Duration: May 13 2018May 16 2018

    Other

    Other11th Annual TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo, Held Jointly with the 20th Annual Nanotech Conference and Expo,the 2018 SBIR/STTR Spring Innovation Conference, and the Defense TechConnect DTC Spring Conference
    CountryUnited States
    CityAnaheim
    Period5/13/185/16/18

    Keywords

    • Coatings
    • Surface roughness
    • Wear-resistance

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)

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    Song, K. (2018). Wear-resistant coatings for solar cell panels. In M. Laudon, F. Case, F. Case, & B. Romanowicz (Eds.), TechConnect Briefs 2018 - Advanced Materials (Vol. 1, pp. 259-262). TechConnect.