Photoelectrochemical and physical properties of titanium dioxide films obtained by aerosol pyrolysis

Abdelhak Belaidi, S. M. Chaqour, O. Gorochov, M. Neumann-Spallart

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Abstract

Aerosol pyrolysis (AP) was used to prepare thin films of titanium dioxide on various substrates. The films were characterized by SEM, SIMS, XRD, and thickness measurements, and by photoelectrochemical response before and after annealing in various ambients. Pinhole-free anatase films of thickness up to 1000nm were prepared. Incident photon to current efficiencies (IPCEs) of up to 20% at 365nm were obtained for thick films under depletion conditions, in aqueous electrolytes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)599-608
Number of pages10
JournalMaterials Research Bulletin
Volume39
Issue number4-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • A. Oxides
  • A. Semiconductors
  • A. Thin films
  • D. Electrochemical properties
  • D. Optical properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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