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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2012
  • pp: 222–227

Characterisation and functionalisation of cold-processed titania sol-gel layers on silica and silicate surfaces

George Huyang, Ingemar Petermann, John Canning, Masood Naqshbandi, and Maxwell J. Crossley  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 2, pp. 222-227 (2012)

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A thin titania sol-gel layer was prepared on thermal oxide silica-on-silicon and borosilicate surfaces with spin-coating techniques under cold (room temperature) processing conditions. The physical structure and chemical uniformity of these layers were examined by a series of spectroscopic (FTIR, UV-VIS spectroscopy and ellipsometry) and microscopic (light microscopy, SEM and EDS) techniques. Selective binding with hydroxy-containing (-OH) organic compounds is explored.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(160.6060) Materials : Solgel
(240.6490) Optics at surfaces : Spectroscopy, surface
(310.1860) Thin films : Deposition and fabrication
(310.6805) Thin films : Theory and design

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Original Manuscript: December 1, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 21, 2012
Published: January 26, 2012

George Huyang, Ingemar Petermann, John Canning, Masood Naqshbandi, and Maxwell J. Crossley, "Characterisation and functionalisation of cold-processed titania sol-gel layers on silica and silicate surfaces," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 222-227 (2012)

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