Publication
Title
Synthesis and characterization of photoreactive $TiO_{2}$carbon nanosheet composites
Author
Abstract
 We report the atomic layer deposition of titanium dioxide on carbon nanosheet templates and investigate the effects of postdeposition annealing in a helium environment using different characterization techniques. The crystallization of the titanium dioxide coating upon annealing is observed using in situ X-ray diffraction. The (micro)structural characterization of the films is carried out by scanning electron microscopy and advanced transmission electron microscopy techniques. Our study shows that the annealing of the atomic layer deposition processed and carbon nanosheets templated titanium dioxide layers in helium environment resulting in the formation of a porous, nanocrystalline and photocatalytically active titanium dioxide-carbon nanosheet composite film. Such composites are suitable for photocatalysis and dye-sensitized solar cells applications.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The journal of physical chemistry : C : nanomaterials and interfaces. - Washington, D.C., 2007, currens
Publication
Washington, D.C. : 2014
ISSN
1932-7447 [print]
1932-7455 [online]
Volume/pages
118:36(2014), p. 21031-21037
ISI
000341619500034
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
 Faculty/Department Research group [E?say:metaLocaldata.cgzprojectinf] COCOON: Conformal coating of nanoporous materialsExploring electron vortex beams (VORTEX).Colouring Atoms in 3 Dimensions (COLOURATOM). Publication type Subject Affiliation Publications with a UAntwerp address