ISSN print edition: 0366-6352
ISSN electronic edition: 1336-9075
Registr. No.: MK SR 9/7
Ultrathin functional films of titanium(IV) oxide
Petr Kluson, Stepan Kment, Magdalena Morozova, Pavel Dytrych, Stanislav Hejda, Morwenna Slater, Zdenek Hubicka, and Josef Krysa
Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Rozvojová 135, 165 02 Prague 6, Czech Republic
Abstract: Chemistry and physics of thin semiconducting layers of various types are subjects of intense research. Especially when nanotechnology
methods such as self-assembly are involved, amazing structural and/or functional properties may appear. Also modern physical
methods using variously organized plasma arrangements are able to produce uniform structures with distinctive functionality.
In this review, based virtually on our own work, discussions on the preparation, structure, morphology, and function of titanium(IV)
oxide nanoscopic thin films are presented. It was shown that structurally and functionally similar titanium(IV) oxide films
can be prepared via completely different preparation techniques. Function tests were arranged as “primary”, covering the assessment
of the light induced charge separation efficiency, and “secondary”, based on photocatalytic surface oxidations.
Keywords: titania – charge separation efficiency – photocatalysis – plasma – templating
Full paper is available at www.springerlink.com.
Chemical Papers 66 (5) 446–460 (2012)