Zinc oxide on Polymethyl Methacrylate prepared by Pulsed Laser Deposition in Artistic and Aesthetic application

Document Type : Original Article


physic , college of sciense , university of Baghdad


Modern furniture manufacturers work to give their products a high aesthetic and taste, especially those made of PMMA, and make adjustments to treat surfaces that are capable of giving high visual and waterproof properties.Thin films of zinc oxide (ZnO) were prepared using pulsed laser deposition (PLD) technology on PMMA. A pulsed Nd: YAG laser operating at a wavelength of 355 nm was used in which the sample preparation was evaporated from a ZnO target material with a weight of 0.5% and thus deposited on a PMMA substrate at room temperature.
Sedimentation was performed under a background pressure of 10− 3 Tor and the best films were obtained at 2 J/ cm2 with an ambient oxygen pressure of 1-2 mTorr. The precipitated coating was diagnosed with atomic force microscopy, optical properties, and wettability properties: roughness was 4.62 nm, permeability in the visible area was 96.5%, and contact angle and hydrophobic wettability were increased to 70.58 ° C.


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