A Novel Method for Preparing V-doped Titanium Dioxide Thin Film Photocatalysts with High Photocatalytic Activity Under Visible Light Irradiation
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The liquid phase deposition (LPD) method was successfully used for preparing V-doped TiO2 thin film photocatalysts. In this simple and easily-controlled process, V-doped anatase TiO2 thin films were directly deposited on a soda lime glass substrate placed in an aqueous solution containing Ti- and V-fluoro complex ions, followed by annealing. The thin films were analyzed by XRD, XPS, UV-vis. V4+ ions were introduced into the lattice of TiO2 through in-situ substituting Ti4+. The absorption edge of V-doped TiO2 films shifted to visible light region. The highly efficient photocatalytic activity was verified by the decomposition of methylene blue under visible light irradiation.
KeywordsTitanium dioxide thin films Liquid phase deposition Vanadium Visible light photocatalytic activity Methylene blue
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