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Subwavelength coatings and methods for making and using same

United States Patent

9,580,793
February 28, 2017
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Methods are disclosed for forming subwavelength coatings for use in the UV, visible, or infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum. A first material and a second material are deposited onto a substrate. The first material may include dielectric spheres of subwavelength size that self-assemble on the substrate to form a template or scaffold with subwavelength size voids between the spheres into which the second material is deposited or filled. First and second materials are heated on the substrate at a preselected temperature to form the subwavelength coating.
Alvine; Kyle J. (Richland, WA), Bernacki; Bruce E. (Kennewick, WA)
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE (Richland, WA)
14/ 815,011
20160033685
July 31, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING RIGHTS TO INVENTION MADE UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC05-76RL 01830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.