Superhydrophilic transparent Titania films by supersonic aerosol deposition

Jung Jae Park, Do Yeon Kim, Jong Gun Lee, Donghwan Kim, Joon Ho Oh, Tae Yeon Seong, Maikel F.A.M. Van Hest, Sam S. Yoon

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Photocatalytic and hydrophilic TiO2 thin-film applications include water purification, cancer therapy, solar energy conversion, self-cleaning devices, and antifogging windows. We demonstrate superhydrophilicity of aerosol-deposition (AD) TiO2 films on a glass substrate without use of a carrier solvent, thereby removing the possibility of impurity contamination. AD films exhibit high visible light transmittance (greater than 80%) and superhydrophilicity (0° contact angle) with even minimal UV-light irradiation exposure. This AD method represents a significant step toward the realization of economically viable, functional thin films for the aforementioned applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1596-1601
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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