Effect of different dip-coating techniques on TiO2 thin film properties

Kaspars Malnieks, Gundars Mezinskis, Ilona Pavlovska

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TiO2 three-layer sol-gel films have been deposited on soda-lime silicate glass slides and dried in two different ways to study the effect of drying on thin film structure. The structural properties, surface topography and photocatalytic activity of the films were studied by X-ray diffraction, atomic force microscopy, and by analysing photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange, respectively. The titanium oxide sol-gel layers on glass slides dried at 20 °C before the deposition of next layers after final calcination at 500 °C resulted in a nanorod array film with good photocatalytic activity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Materials and Tribology XXV
EditorsDagnija Loca
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783035710724
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event25th international Baltic Conference of Engineering Materials & Tribology: BaltMatTrib 2016 - Rīga, Latvia
Duration: 3 Nov 20164 Nov 2016
Conference number: 25

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume721 KEM
ISSN (Print)1013-9826
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9795


Conference25th international Baltic Conference of Engineering Materials & Tribology
Abbreviated titleBaltMatTrib 2016
Internet address


  • Nanorod array
  • Photocatalysis
  • Sol-gel
  • Thin films
  • TiO

Field of Science*

  • 2.5 Materials engineering
  • 2.3 Mechanical engineering

Publication Type*

  • 3.1. Articles or chapters in proceedings/scientific books indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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