Photocatalytic functional coatings of TiO2 thin films on polymer substrate by plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition

Chang Soo Lee, Jungwon Kim, J. Y. Son, Wonyong Choi, Hyungjun Kim

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Abstract

We prepared photocatalytic TiO2 thin films which exhibited relatively high growth rate and low impurity on polymer substrate by plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition (PE-ALD) from Ti(NMe2)4 [tetrakis (dimethylamido) Ti, TDMAT] and O2 plasma to show the self-cleaning effect. The TiO2 thin films with anatase phase and bandgap energy about 3.3 eV were deposited at growth temperature of 250 °C and the photocatalytic effects were compared with commercial Activ glass. From contact angles measurement of water droplet and photo-induced degradation test of organic liquid, TiO2 thin films with anatase phases showed superhydrophilic phenomena and decomposed organic liquid after UV irradiation. The anatase TiO2 thin film on polymer substrate showed highest photocatalytic efficiency after 5 h UV irradiation. We attribute the highest photocatalytic efficiency of TiO2 thin film with anatase structure to the formation of suitable crystalline phase and large surface area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)628-633
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Catalysis B: Environmental
Volume91
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Sep 28

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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