Morphology of nanostructured photocatalytic titania thin-films deposited by flame aerosol routes

Rafael McDonald, Pratim Biswas

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Abstract

Hydrogen has been touted as the fuel of the future. Some materials such as In1-xNixTaO4 and WO3 doped titanium dioxides can harvest visible sunlight to produce hydrogen and oxygen. The effect that different process conditions have on the physical and mechanical characteristics of the thin film was presented. Titania films were created via dip-coating, precursor-vapor deposition, and flame aerosol deposition onto stainless steel substrates. Dip coating led to the simplest films composed of unsintered primary particles. They had the lowest roughness and the lowest fractal dimension. Rates of hydrogen production were measured with a GC and correlated to the morphology of the films. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 230th ACS National Meeting (Washington, DC 8/28/2005-9/1/2005).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)629-633
Number of pages5
JournalACS, Division of Environmental Chemistry - Preprints of Extended Abstracts
Volume45
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventACS, Division of Environmental Chemistry - Preprints of Extended Abstracts - Washingtond, DC, United States
Duration: Aug 28 2005Sep 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)

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