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An instant photo-excited electrons relaxation on the photo-degradation properties of TiO2−x films

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An instant photo-excited electrons relaxation on the photo-degradation properties of TiO2−x films
Abstract

•Preparation of short- and long-range orders characteristic of a crystal of TiO2−x and Mn:TiO2−x films.•Correlation between photo-excited electron relaxation and photo-degradation of MB.•Influence of lattice defects on photo-degradation of MB.•Effect of Mn concentration on both photo-degradation and photo-excited electrons in TiO2−x films.

Pure and manganese (Mn) ion-doped TiO2 films were grown by pulsed laser deposition under vacuum at different substrate temperatures 350 and 580 °C for 50 min each. The concentration of the Mn in TiO2 films was varied from 10 to 30%. The prepared films were characterized by XRD, SEM and AFM. A connection between the photocatalytic degradation performance and photo-excited electron recovery/relaxation was observed. It was found that longer photo-excited electron recovery/relaxation leads to poor photocatalytic degradation performance while shorter or ever collapsing photo-excited electron improves the photocatalytic degradation performance. These photo-degradation measurements were observed with UV light. The 20% Mn doped TiO2 improved the photo-degradation performance by scavenging the photo-generated electrons more than its counterparts. Moreover, the formations of many short-range than long-range orders crystal characteristics induced by the oxygen deficient environment and low substrate temperature during vacuum laser deposition resulting in formation of oxygen vacancies, this further enhanced the photocatalytic performance of the TiO2−x films. The films thicknesses reduced drastically by almost one order of magnitude after the photocatalytic activities of methylene blue.

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Keywords
Mn-doped TiO2 film; Photo-degradation; Methylene blue; Amorphous
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry - Volume 293, 1 November 2014, Pages 72–80
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