Free-standing high surface area titania films grown at the air-water interface

Yuli Xiong, Daping He, Petra J. Cameron, Karen J. Edler

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Free-standing titania films were grown at the air-water interface, a novel method to synthesize robust TiO2 nanowire/nanoparticle composite films. The calcined films contain an anatase crystal phase and have a high surface area with a structure composed of one-dimensional long nanowires and mesoporous nanoparticle branches. These suggest a promising way to manufacture large areas of thick porous titania films for many applications. As one possible application, use of these films in a dye-sensitized solar cell demonstrates the potential of these materials. (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26641-26648
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Volume118
Issue number46
Early online date27 Oct 2014
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Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2014

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Free-standing high surface area titania films grown at the air-water interface. / Xiong, Yuli; He, Daping; Cameron, Petra J.; Edler, Karen J.

In: Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 118, No. 46, 20.11.2014, p. 26641-26648.

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