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Surface properties and photocatalytic activity of nanocrystalline titania films

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Surface properties and photocatalytic activity of nanocrystalline titania films
Abstract

In this work the efficiency and physicochemical details of a thin film produced by help of a microwave assisted sol gel technique is compared to different commercial powders (Degussa P25 and Hombikat UV100) deposited on glass substrates. Furthermore, a supercritical produced TiO2 powder (SC 134) was included in the comparison.The prepared TiO2 films were characterized using XRD, XPS, AFM, DSC and DLS. The photocatalytic activity was determined using stearic acid as a model compound. Investigation of the prepared films showed that the Degussa P25 film and the sol–gel film were the most photocatalytic active films. The activity of the films was found to be related to the crystallinity of the TiO2 film and the amount of surface area and surface hydroxyl groups. Based on the XPS investigation of the films before and after UV irradiation it was suggested that the photocatalytic destruction of organic matter on TiO2 films proceeds partly through formation of hydroxyl radicals which are formed from surface hydroxyl groups created by interactions between adsorbed water and vacancies on the TiO2 surface. Furthermore a correlation between the amount of OH groups on the surface of the different TiO2 films and the photocatalytic activity was found.

Keywords
TiO2 films; Photocatalysis; XPS; Hydroxyl radicals; AFM
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry - Volume 200, Issues 2–3, 15 December 2008, Pages 192–200
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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