Journal article

Electrocatalytic characterization and dye degradation of Nano-TiO2 electrode films fabricated by CVD

Jih-Hsing Chang, Amanda V Ellis, Yung-Hsu Hsieh, Cheng-Hung Tung, Shan-Yi Shen

SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2009

Abstract

A 20-40 nm anatase-titania film on a titanium electrode was fabricated using chemical vapor deposition (CVD). The film was characterized using field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and atomic force microscopy (AFM). The CVD deposition time and number of deposition coatings were evaluated to establish the appropriate film fabrication parameters. Results indicate that two coatings at a deposition time of 6h each produced the best nano-TiO(2) electrode films (NTEFs) with an even distribution of ca. 20 nm diameter nanoparticles in the anatase lattice. The NTEF was tested as an electrocatalytic anode to investigate the degradation efficiency in treating met..

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Awarded by National Science Council of Taiwan


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was financially supported by the National Science Council of Taiwan (Grant No. 96-2221-E-324-013). We thank Professor Joseph G. Shapter and Dr. Christopher Gibson at Flinders University, School of Chemistry, Physics and Earth Sciences for their help with AFM and the Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility (AMMRF).