Evaluation of superhydrophilic polyelectrolyte multilayered films for anti-fogging applications
Author(s)Lim, Jonathan Tze Ming
Evaluation of superhydrophilic PEM films for anti-fogging applications
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering.
Michael F. Rubner.
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Polyelectrolyte multilayered (PEM) films created by an aqueous-based layer-by-layer assembly technique have been widely studied in the past decade. Owing to the simple, versatile and yet well-controlled nature of this technique, many potential applications of these thin films have also been proposed and explored. This thesis presents a recent work in fabricating nanoporous PEM films with superhydrophilic characteristics that demonstrate great promise for anti-fogging and anti-reflection glass coating applications. The automotive glass industry is then identified as a potential market for this technology, and competing anti-fogging technologies as well as relevant intellectual property are reviewed to further ascertain the commercial viability of this product. Finally a few possible business models for bringing this product to market are proposed and evaluated.
Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, 2006.Includes bibliographical references (leaf 56-60).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Materials Science and Engineering.