Sen , Suchitra and Mahanty, Sourindra and Roy, Sudakshina and Heintz, O and Bourgeois, S and Chaumont, D (2005) Investigation on sol-gel synthesized Ag-doped TiO2 cermet thin films. Thin Solid Films, 474 (1-2). pp. 245-249. ISSN 0040-6090

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Undoped TiO2 and Ag-TiO2 (up to 23 at.% Ag) cermet thin films and polycrystalline powders have been prepared by sol-gel process. Their structure, composition, surface morphology and optical properties have been investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), differential thermal analysis (DTA), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) and ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV-VIS spectroscopy). It has been observed that while Ag does not form a solid solution with TiO2, it promotes the anatase to rutile phase transformation. The transformation temperature decreases from 827 degreesC for undoped TiO2 to about 650 degreesC for 23 at.% Ag-doped TiO2. SIMS analyses show that Ag is mostly present on the surface of the films. XPS studies confirm that these Ag are in the Ago state. Optical analyses show that with increasing Ag content, the refractive index (n) increases and the optical absorption behavior of the cermet films is modified, but the band gap of the anatase TiO2 is not influenced. (C) 2004 Published by Elsevier B.V.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: titanium oxide; sol-gel process; X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy; optical properties
Subjects: Ceramic-Metal Systems
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2012 10:02
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2012 10:02

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