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The influence of pH of the precursor solution on TiO2 films under hydrothermal synthesis
Author(s): L. Xia; Z. H. Feng; H. T. Dai; S. G. Wang; X. W. Sun
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Paper Abstract

As a fine material widely used in solar cells, electrochromic devices and an excellent photocatalyst, Titanium dioxide (TiO2) has attracted more and more attention. There are many factors that affect the properties of TiO2 thin films including reaction temperature, reaction time and concentration. The influence of the pH of the precursor solution on the formation of TiO2 thin films, however, has not been studied thoroughly. Involved in the solution such as Hydrochloric acid (HCl) or urea ((NH2)2CO) reagent, the pH of the solution can be controlled by the ratio of both. During the experiment, which involves the hydrolysis reaction of Ti3+, changing the pH of the solution will affect the speed of the reaction rate and film thickness. Therefore, the pH of the solution affects the surface morphology of the TiO2 thin films. The growth of TiO2 with different pH shows unequable states. Through the observation and characterization of the experimental results, we can optimize the pH of the growth environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8643, Advances in Display Technologies III, 86430L (1 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2003018
Show Author Affiliations
L. Xia, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Z. H. Feng, Tianjin Univ. (China)
H. T. Dai, Tianjin Univ. (China)
S. G. Wang, Tianjin Univ. (China)
X. W. Sun, South Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8643:
Advances in Display Technologies III
Liang-Chy Chien; Sin-Doo Lee; Ming Hsien Wu, Editor(s)

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