Coloured, photocatalytic coatings for self-cleaning and architectural glazing applications
: Precursors and processes for the aerosol-assisted chemical vapour deposition of functional coatings on glass

  • David Stanton

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


There are a number of “smart” coatings that can be applied to glass. These includeself-cleaning coatings based on titanium dioxide, and low-E coatings based onfluorine-doped tin oxide. Products are often more desirable with colour options such as Pilkington Activ BlueTM. There are currently no alternatives to body tinting glass to achieve colour, which is a time-consuming and expensive procedure. The work in this project details a number of coloured coatings via the AACVD or combustion processing of metal nitrate/urea precursors.
Date of Award27 Jan 2016
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Bath
SponsorsPilkington Group Ltd
SupervisorMichael Hill (Supervisor), Kieran Molloy (Supervisor) & Andrew Johnson (Supervisor)


  • Glass Coatings
  • CVD
  • Transparent conducting oxides
  • Thin Films
  • Precursors

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