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    • Keywords

       

      TiO2; sol–gel; super-hydrophilicity; photocatalytic properties.

    • Abstract

       

      In this paper, nanostructure TiO2 thin films were deposited on glass substrates by sol–gel dip coating technique. X-ray diffraction and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy were used to determine film behaviour. The super-hydrophilicity was assessed by contact angle measurement. Photocatalytic properties of these films were evaluated by degradation of methylene blue under UV irradiation. The XRD pattern of TiO2 powder samples confirmed the presence of polycrystalline anatase phase with a crystal size of 17 nm. The results indicated that UV light irradiation had significant effect on super-hydrophilic and photocatalytic properties of TiO2 thin films.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Akbar Eshaghi1 Mahmoud Pakshir2 Reza Mozaffarinia1

      1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
      2. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Maleke Ashtar University of Technology, Esfahan, Iran
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