Mesoporous structure of doped and undoped PEG on Ag/TiO₂ thin film
Kamrosni, Abdul Razak
Dewi Suriyani, Che Halin
Mohd Mustafa Al Bakri, Abdullah
Mohd Arif Anuar, Mohd Salleh
Muhammad Mahyiddin, Ramli
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In this reaserch, photocatalyst silver titanium dioxide was doped and modified by Polyethylene Glycol (PEG). The purpose of the present study was to analyse the synthesized Ag/TiO₂ thin film doped and undoped PEG. Ag/TiO₂ thin films on silicon wafer have been prepared by sol–gel spin coating. The samples were characterized by Grazing Incidence X-ray diffraction (GIXRD), Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM) and Atomic Force Microscope (AFM). The doped and undoped PEG Ag/TiO₂ thin films showed a mesoporous TiO₂ matrix which includes TiO₂ crystallites of 10-20 nm in size and small Ag nanoparticles (white spots) with various sizes ranging from 10 to 30 nm. However, doped PEG Ag/TiO₂ thin film showed the Ag nanoparticles became agglomerates but still remained roughly uniform on the surface.