Develpment of antireflective nano-structuring on glass surfaces

Ce projet vise les candidats au Doctorat et  Maîtrise avec mémoire

 

Antireflection (AR) glass surfaces are key components of modern electronic displays, solar panels, LED, and OLED lighting and lenses. Current technology employs AR thin-films that have inconsistent performance across different incident angles and wavelengths, and are susceptible to mechanical wear. Bio-inspired nanostructures on glass surfaces are promising to overcome such issues. While the fabrication of nanostructures has been demonstrated using self-assembly techniques in fused silica, many important scientific challenges, both from a design and fabrication perspective, must be met for anti-reflection technologies to reach its full potential and maturity. Etching of nano-features on hard surfaces, such as tempered or strengthened glass requires more complex methods and is challenging because of the high temperatures required (> 500°C).

This project aims to design a novel scalable glass nano-structuring technology for fused silica and other, technologically relevant glasses, including tempered & chemically strengthened soda lime and borosilicate.

Connaissances requises

- Interested to work within an innovative dynamic entrepreneur environment
- Interest and preliminary experience in materials science (ceramics) & advanced manufacturing
- Interest in micro- & nanotechnology
 

Programme d'études visé

Maîtrise avec mémoire, Doctorat

Domaines de recherche

Aérospatiale, Énergie, Environnement, Matériaux et fabrication, Santé

Financement

A bursary (industriel grant) is available (details upon request)

Autres informations

Date de début : 2020-08-31

Partenaires impliqués : Disponibles sur demandes

Autre personne contact : Professeur Ricardo ZEDNIK, département de génie mécanique, ricardo.zednik@etsmtl.ca

Personne à contacter

Lucas Hof | lucas.hof@etsmtl.ca