Title: Deposition and characterisation of titanium dioxide films formed by electrophoretic deposition

Authors: Monishka Rita Narayan; Atul Raturi

Addresses: Division of Physics, School of Engineering and Physics, University of the South Pacific, Private Mail Bag, Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji Islands. ' Division of Physics, School of Engineering and Physics, University of the South Pacific, Private Mail Bag, Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji Islands

Abstract: Nanocrystalline titanium dioxide (TiO2) films were deposited on glass substrates by electrophoretic deposition (EPD). Films were grown using the constant current and constant voltage methods and key EPD parameters were investigated. Anatase TiO2 powder, dissolved in deionised water with iodine and acetylacetone as dispersing agents was the colloidal suspension utilised. TiO2 particle concentration of 1 gl1 and films annealed at 100

Keywords: nanocrystalline titanium dioxide; TiO2 films; electrophoretic deposition; EPD; dye sensitised solar cells; nanotechnology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMATEI.2012.044447

International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation, 2012 Vol.3 No.1, pp.17 - 31

Received: 01 Jul 2010
Accepted: 06 Nov 2010

Published online: 25 Dec 2011 *

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