Photoinduced deposition of copper on nanocrystalline TiO2 films

Z. V. Šaponjić, T. Rajh, J. M. Nedeljković, M. C. Thurnauer

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Nanocrystalline TiO2 films were prepared on glass supports by the dip coating technique using colloidal solutions consisting of 45 angstroms particles as a precursor in order to probe the feasibility of exploiting solid state photocatalytic reactions for efficient metal deposition. Photoirradiation of nanocrystalline TiO2 films modified with the terdentate ligand (arginine) that covalently binds to the surface of TiO2 and at the same time chelate metal ions at the surface of TiO2 induced reduction of copper ions to metallic copper. Optical properties of the deposited metallic film as well as the possibility to apply this simple procedure in lithography are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-96
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science Forum
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd Yugoslav Materials Research Society Conference - Herceg-Novi, Yugosl
Duration: Sep 20 1999Sep 24 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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