(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2005/0244571 Al
Walheim et al. (43) Pub. Date: Nov. 3,2005
In order to produce an antireflective layer, a coating solution containing at least one metal alkoxy compound and at least one polymer as solid components that are dissolved in a solvent is applied to a substrate that is to be coated by means ol a pouring device with a wide slit, the polymer being immiscible and essentially inert in a chemical manner towards the metal alkoxy compound. A layer which is provided with a nanoporous structure having a refractive index that is preferably smaller than 1.22 as well as good antireflective properties is obtained by selective removal of the polymer and thermochemical hardening of the coating.