Title: Influence of oxygen flow rate on photocatalytic TiO2 films deposited by rf magnetron sputtering
Authors: Chiou, A. H.
Kuo, C. G.
Huang, C. H.
Wu, W. F.
Chou, C. P.
Hsu, C. Y.
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2012
Abstract: Titanium dioxide (TiO2) thin films having anatase (1 0 1) crystal structure were prepared on non-alkali glass substrates by rf (13.56 MHz) magnetron sputtering using a TiO2 ceramic target under various oxygen partial pressures. At a fixed substrate temperature of 400 A degrees C and total gas pressure of 1 Pa after 3 h deposition. Effects of oxygen partial pressure on the structural, surface morphology, and photocatalytic activities of the TiO2 thin films were investigated. We performed both photoinduced decomposition of methylene blue (MB) and photoinduced hydrophilicity under UV light illumination. The XRD patterns exhibited a broad-hump shape indicating the amorphous structure of TiO2 thin films. The results showed that when the [O-2/(Ar + O-2)] flow rate increased to 50%, the photoinduced decomposition of MB and photoinduced hydrophilicity were enhanced. The water contact angle after 9 min UV illumination was approximately 4.5A degrees, and the methylene blue (MB) solution decomposition from 12 down to 3.34 mu mol/L for 240 min UV irradiation.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10854-011-0445-3
ISSN: 0957-4522
DOI: 10.1007/s10854-011-0445-3
Volume: 23
Issue: 2
Begin Page: 589
End Page: 594
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