Fabrication of porous and amorphous TiO2 thin films on flexible textile substrates

Dagang Miao, Huawen Hu, Aishu Li, Shou-xiang Kinor Jiang, Songmin Shang

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Abstract

Radio Frequency (RF) magnetron sputtered TiO2 thin films have been deposited on flexible textile substrates such as polyester and cotton fabrics, yielding a flexible composite architecture. The structure of the composites was systematically investigated by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), X-ray Diffraction (XRD), and Contact Angle tester. The deposited TiO2 thin films featured unique high porosity and amorphous structure which combined with the flexibility of the textile base show promise for photovoltaic applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9177-9182
Number of pages6
JournalCeramics International
Volume41
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

Keywords

  • Flexible textile substrates
  • Magnetron sputtering
  • Porous TiO<inf>2</inf> thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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