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Substratre and Fe-doping effects on the hydrophilic properties of TiO2 thin films

Domenii publicaţii > Fizica + Tipuri publicaţii > Articol în revistã ştiinţificã

Autori: D. Mardare, F. Iacomi, D. Luca

Editorial: Elsevier, Thin Solid Films, 515, p.6474-6478, 2007.


Titanium dioxide films are known for their hydrophilic and photocatalytic characteristics. Increasing specific surface area and doping can enhance their photocatalytic activity and hydrophilicity. We report here results regarding the enhancement of the photocatalytic properties of titania by both controlling surface morphology and the anatase/rutile ratio. The samples were deposited on glass, indium tin oxide covered glass, and SrTiO3 by sputtering and laser ablation techniques. Film structure and surface morphology were investigated by X-ray diffraction and atomic force microscopy. Film hydrophilicity was assessed from contact angle measurements during- and post-irradiation with UV light. The contact angle data are discussed in terms of the synergic effects of surface morphology, structure and composition of the film

Cuvinte cheie: dioxid de titan, pulverizare, ablatie laser // Titanium dioxide, Sputtering, Laser Ablation