A New Preparation Method of Visible Light Responsive Titanium Dioxide Photocatalytic Films by Ultraviolet Irradiation
Titanium dioxide sol solution was prepared using titanium tetra-isopropoxide, urea, 2-methoxyethanol. After that, ultraviolet light was irradiated to the sol solution, then, H2O was added to the solution. The prepared sol solution was dip-coated onto fused silica plates. The as-prepared films were dried at 100 °C and then annealed at 650 °C. The annealed films were anatase type titanium dioxides. Visible light absorption by the films was observed in wavelengths longer than 380 nm. Also, photodegradation of methylene blue by visible light irradiation was accelerated in the presence of the films prepared by these methods.
Hyungsun Kim, JianFeng Yang, Tohru Sekino, Masakazu Anpo and Soo Wohn Lee
K. Nishizawa et al., "A New Preparation Method of Visible Light Responsive Titanium Dioxide Photocatalytic Films by Ultraviolet Irradiation", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 658, pp. 487-490, 2010