Optical, photocatalytical and structural properties of TiO2-SiO2 sol-gel coatings on high content SiO2 enamel surface

Kaspars Malnieks, Gundars Mezinskis, Ilona Pavlovska, Laimonis Bidermanis, Arturs Pludons

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The TiO2-SiO2 optical films prepared from a sol-gel precursor were deposited on enamel surface using dip-coating techniques. The films were calcined different time from one hour till ten hours to investigate effect of calcination on self-cleaning and structural properties. Effects of film crystal structure, microstructure, photocatalytic activity and optical properties of the films were investigated using XRD, AFM and spectrophotometer and contact angle measurement. The TiO2-SiO2 dip-coating optical films calcined 1 h resulted in high structured surfaces, which were found to increase the photocatalytic activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-104
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Antireflection
  • Optical coating
  • Photocatalysis
  • Sol-gel
  • Thin films
  • TiO-SiO

Field of Science*

  • 2.5 Materials engineering

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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