Self-Cleaning Properties of Vanadium Doped TiO2 Sol-Gel Derived Thin Films

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Abstract

In this study, vanadium doped TiO2 thin films were deposited on glass substrates using a sol-gel dip-coating process. X-Ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and UV-Vis spectrophotometer were used to characterize the structural, chemical and the optical properties of the thin films. The photo-catalytic activities of films were investigated by methylene blue degradation. Water contact angle on the film surfaces was measured by a water contact angle analyzer. The results indicated that vanadium doping had a significant effect on the self-cleaning properties of TiO2 thin films.

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M. Mokhtarimehr, A. Eshaghi and M. Pakshir, "Self-Cleaning Properties of Vanadium Doped TiO2 Sol-Gel Derived Thin Films," New Journal of Glass and Ceramics, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2013, pp. 87-90. doi: 10.4236/njgc.2013.33014.

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