Niobium-doped titania photocatalyst film prepared via a nonaqueous sol-gel method

Bhavana N. Joshi, Hyun Yoon, Maikel F.A.M. Van Hest, Sam S. Yoon

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Niobium-doped Titanium dioxide (Nb:TiO2) transparent films were successfully deposited on glass substrates using a non-aqueous sol-gel spin coating technique. The effect of Nb concentration on the structural and photocatalytic properties of Nb:TiO2 films was studied using X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), and UV visible spectroscopy. The films with 12 at.% (atomic percent) Nb doped TiO2 showed excellent photocatalytic activity through 97.3% degradation of methylene blue (MB) after 2 h of UV irradiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2623-2627
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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