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Super-hydrophilic properties of TiO2-DLC nanocomposite films fabricated by the simple electrochemical process

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Anatase TiO2 nanoparticles incorporated DLC films were successfully deposited on single crystalline silicon substrates by the electrolysis of TiO2-methanol solution under ambient atmospheric pressure and low temperature. Anatase TiO2 nanoparticles were embedded into amorphous carbon matrix, forming the typical nanocrystalline/ amorphous nanocomposite films, confirmed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). TiO2 incorporation effectively increased the sp 3-hybridized carbon concentration in the composite film, and further regulated the microstructure and surface morphology. Furthermore, the static contact testing completely displayed, TiO2 incorporation got the composite films super-hydrophilic, which fundamentally improved the wetting ability of DLC film.

Authors


  •   Wan, Shanhong
  •   Wang, Liping (external author)
  •   Xue, Qunji (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Geographic Focus


Citation


  • Wan, S., Wang, L. & Xue, Q. (2011). Super-hydrophilic properties of TiO2-DLC nanocomposite films fabricated by the simple electrochemical process. Applied Surface Science, 257 (23), 10000-10004.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-80051786718

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/4898

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 10000

End Page


  • 10004

Volume


  • 257

Issue


  • 23

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands

Abstract


  • Anatase TiO2 nanoparticles incorporated DLC films were successfully deposited on single crystalline silicon substrates by the electrolysis of TiO2-methanol solution under ambient atmospheric pressure and low temperature. Anatase TiO2 nanoparticles were embedded into amorphous carbon matrix, forming the typical nanocrystalline/ amorphous nanocomposite films, confirmed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). TiO2 incorporation effectively increased the sp 3-hybridized carbon concentration in the composite film, and further regulated the microstructure and surface morphology. Furthermore, the static contact testing completely displayed, TiO2 incorporation got the composite films super-hydrophilic, which fundamentally improved the wetting ability of DLC film.

Authors


  •   Wan, Shanhong
  •   Wang, Liping (external author)
  •   Xue, Qunji (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Geographic Focus


Citation


  • Wan, S., Wang, L. & Xue, Q. (2011). Super-hydrophilic properties of TiO2-DLC nanocomposite films fabricated by the simple electrochemical process. Applied Surface Science, 257 (23), 10000-10004.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-80051786718

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/4898

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 10000

End Page


  • 10004

Volume


  • 257

Issue


  • 23

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands