Formation of textured microstructure by mist deposition of TiO2 nanoparticles

Gang Qin, Akira Watanabe

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    Unique and various textured TiO2 films have been easily fabricated by mist deposition method on silicon and glass substrates with mild preparation conditions. Two kinds of TiO2 nanoparticle with different shape, size, and crystal form were used as starting material, which resulted in a simple preparation process under low temperature and ordinary pressure. It was easy to control the thickness, morphology, and roughness of textured TiO2 film by adjusting the mist deposition conditions such as deposition time, temperature, and the shape and size of nanoparticles. The optical properties of textured TiO2 films before and after spin coating of Ag nanoparticles were investigated. The angular dependence of the reflectance was obviously reduced by textured TiO2 surface and such effect was enhanced by Ag nanoparticles coating. A broad plasmon band of Ag grains was observed in the absorption spectrum of the textured Ag nanoparticle-coated TiO2 film.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number2084
    JournalJournal of Nanoparticle Research
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov


    • Microstructure
    • Mist deposition
    • Surface texturing

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Bioengineering
    • Chemistry(all)
    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Modelling and Simulation
    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics


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