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January 25th, 2010

Porous Photocatalytic TiO2 Thin Films by Aerosol Deposition

Published on January 25th, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Volume 93 Issue 1, Pages 55 – 58

 

Jungho Ryu, Byung-Dong Hahn, Jong-Jin Choi, Woon-Ha Yoon, Byoung-Kuk Lee, Joon Hwan Choi, Dong-Soo Park
Published Online: Oct 23 2009 10:55AM
DOI: 10.1111/j.1551-2916.2009.03391.x

 

ABSTRACT
Porous photocatalytic TiO2 thin films were fabricated by the leaching technique, followed by aerosol deposition. Mixed powders of TiO2 and β-tricalcium phosphate (TCP) were aerosol deposited at room temperature for the initial fabrication of composite films. After the β-TCP phases were leached out from the composite films in a diluted HCl aqueous solution for 24 h, porous TiO2 films remained on the substrate. To fabricate these porous films, the β-TCP content was varied from 10 to 45 wt% and submicrometer-sized pores were formed after leaching. The porous TiO2 films showed strong initial photocatalytic activities due to the adsorption effect of the pores and the enlarged surface area.

 

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