Preparation of Dendritic Metal Oxide Structures
This invention enables high-rate, low cost production of highly porous, nanostructured metal oxide films. The process includes a plasma spray technology and rapid expansion of super-critical solution, to directly deposit a variety of metal or metal-oxide films on a surface.
Sensors, catalysts and photovoltaics.
Development of thin-film photovoltaics is expected to bring down the cost of this emerging technology.
An improvement over standard commercial thermal spray technology which produces a thicker, dense coating.