This research work presents the design of a mixture of SiO2/TiO2 that increases the surface roughness and hydrophobicity of methyltrimethoxysilane (MTMS) coated glass. The deposition of SiO2, TiO2, and MTMS were conducted using a layer by layer dip coating technique. The SiO2/TiO2 coating was derived from complete hydrolysis of tetraethylorthsilicate and titanium tetraisopropoxide. In order to evaluate and compare the performance of SiO2/TiO2/MTMS coated glass, the SiO2/SiO2/MTMS and TiO2/TiO2/MTMS were also fabricated. SiO2/TiO2/MTMS samples displayed the highest water contact angle. The topography of surfaces showed that SiO2/TiO2/MTMS exposed higher surface roughness with micro-nanoscale structures. The sequence of SiO2 and TiO2 influenced the water contact angle and the stability of the coatings. SiO2/TiO2/MTMS produced higher contact angle and stability than TiO2/SiO2/MTMS.
- hydrophobic glass
- surface roughness