Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2004, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (04): 414-416.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20040417

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The Effect of Dopant Sb on the Superhydrophilicity and the Microstructure of the Nanoscale TiO2 Thin Film

Ren Da-Sen;Bei Zong-Min;Huang Li;Shen Jie;Cui Xiao-Li;Yang Xi-Liang;Zhang Zhuang-Jian   

  1. Department of Materials Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433
  • Received:2003-09-11 Revised:2003-10-24 Published:2004-04-15
  • Contact: Zhang Zhuang-Jian E-mail:senrd@vip.sina.com

Abstract: TiO2:Sb nanoscale thin films were deposited on glass substrates by the sol-gel method. The influence of the dopant density on the photo-induced superhydrophilicity of the thin films was investigated and the influences on the structure and the phase transformation of the thin films were studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Raman spectra. The results show that the pure TiO2 thin film composed of not only amorphous but also brookite and anatase. Dopant Sb enhances the crystallization rate of the TiO2 from amorphous to brookite and anatase phase. After doping proper amount of Sb, the thin films show more photo-induced superhydrophilicity than the pure TiO2 thin film as well. The crystalline size of the TiO2:Sb thin films is about 13.3~20.0 nm calculated from the XRD patterns.

Key words: Superhydrophilicity, Thin film structure, XRD pattern, Raman spectra,  Anatase, Dopant