Functional Refining of TiO2-based self-cleaning Thin Films Using Al2O3
Paper ID : 1347-ICNS (R1)
Authors:
Maedeh Koohi *1, Amir mohammad Bijani1, Fatemeh Sakhaei1, Setayesh Ebrahimi1, Narges Azzatpoor1, Mahdiyeh Rahimi1, Fatemeh Nooraie1, Mahadeseh koohi1, mansor Soltanieh2
1Ebnesina Student Research Center, Tehran, Iran
2Department of Metallurgy & Materials, Iran University of Science & Technology, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:
Aims of this research are forming self-cleaning thin films with high functions in potential fields of use and dissolving the previous generations’ problems of these thin films, like expensive cost of keeping safe, low cleaning time of instruments and low resistant ability. For refining the function of these TiO2-based thin films, we used α-Al2O3 powder in presence of various polymeric solvents, such as Ethylene Glycol (EG), in which increases the self-cleaning ability of thin films. Finally, we formed this thin films on pieces of thin glass. X-ray diffraction patterns (XRD) for the phase detection of used components in thin films, scanning electron microscope (SEM) for surface morphology, optical microscope (OM) and contact angle goniometer (CAG) for measuring the hydrophobicity ability were used to characterize formed thin films. Results indicate the successful formation of thin films with high hydrophobic function and this self-cleaning thin film has better performance than other self-cleaning thin films
Keywords:
Self-cleaning thin films; Al2O3; TiO2-based thin films and polymeric solvents
Status : Abstract Accepted (Poster Presentation)