• Effect of crystal structure on photoinduced superhydrophilicity of copper grafted TiO2 nanostructure thin film

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      Copper grafted TiO2; crystal structure; superhydrophilicity.

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      In this work, copper grafted titanium dioxide (rutile and brookite) thin films were deposited on glass substrates using the dip-coatingmethod. Field emission scanning electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy were used to evaluate the surface morphology and properties of the film surfaces. The water contact angle on the film surfaces during irradiation and storage in a dark place was measured by a contact angle analyser. The results indicate that copper grafted titanium dioxide brookite thin film showed higher hydrophilicity than copper grafted titania rutile thin film.

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      Akbar Eshaghi1 Ameneh Eshaghi2

      1. Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Maleke Ashtar University of Technology, Shahinshahr, Isfahan, Iran
      2. Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sari, Iran
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