Controlling the particle size of nanobrookite TiO2 thin films


Arier U. O. A. , Tepehan F. Z.

JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS, vol.509, no.32, pp.8262-8267, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 509 Issue: 32
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2011.05.112
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS
  • Page Numbers: pp.8262-8267

Abstract

In this study, pure nanobrookite TiO2 thin films were successfully deposited on glass substrates with the spin-coating method using titanium butoxide and acetic acid. The particle size of TiO2 films was controlled by the water: AcAc volume ratio. This study shows that it is possible to obtain single oriented pure brookite films. The structural and optical properties of the nanobrookite TiO2 thin films were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), atomic force microscopy (AFM), ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV-vis), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), spectrophotometer (NKD), and Fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR). (C) 2011 Elsevier B. V. All rights reserved.