Low Temperature Preparation and Optical Hydrogen Response of Pd/Titania Composite Film
Photocatalytic titania coatings loaded with palladium catalyst were prepared onto soda-lime glass substrates by using a low temperature synthesis for application of optical hydrogen gas sensor. Titania coatings were formed on the glass substrate by a sol-gel spin-coating process followed by a hot water treatment at 55°C. Metallic palladium nanoparticles were deposited onto the titania coatings, which obtained with addition of poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and without PEG after the hot water treatment, by means of a photodeposition technique at room temperature using UV-light irradiation. The whole fabrication process was carried out under atmospheric pressure. The Pd-photodeposited titania coating obtained with addition of PEG after hot water treatment showed higher hydrogen sensing properties than that obtained without PEG.
Chazono Hirokazu, Fujihara Shinobu, Katayama Keiichi, Masumoto Hiroshi, Mizoguchi Teruyasu, Osada Minoru, Shinozaki Kazuo and Takeda Hiroaki
J. Hamagami et al., "Low Temperature Preparation and Optical Hydrogen Response of Pd/Titania Composite Film", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 485, pp. 275-278, 2011