24 October 2017 Modification of optical properties of spin-coated TiO2 film by heat treatments
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Proceedings Volume 10460, AOPC 2017: Optoelectronics and Micro/Nano-Optics; 1046016 (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2284659
Event: Applied Optics and Photonics China (AOPC2017), 2017, Beijing, China
In this report, effects of heat treatment conditions on the transmittance of titanium dioxide, TiO2, films were examined. The colloidal solution of TiO2 in two different solvents – isopropanol, IPA, and sulfuric acid, H2SO4, were deposited via a spin-coating method onto clean glass substrates. The films were subsequently annealed and cooled down, either quickly or slowly, before being measured for their optical transmittances in the visible region. Three points were noted: Firstly, when the films were quickly cooled down after annealed, their transmittance depended on their annealing temperature. In IPA and H2SO4, the transmittance decreased and increased, respectively, when the annealing temperature increased. Secondly, when the films were slowly cooled down after annealed, their transmittance seemed to be independent from the annealing temperature, where the films had roughly equal transmittance regardless of annealing temperature. Lastly, the TiO2 films with H2SO4 provided higher transmittance than those with IPA. All the three stated characteristics were the same for all wavelengths in the visible region. These results were believed to result from the dispersibility of the TiO2 in each solvent and the cooling-down processes. Such results could be further developed to select a suitable heat treatment process for a spin-coated TiO2 film with a desired optical transmittance.
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Chutinat Chunarom, Chutinat Chunarom, Tanapat Yontrarak, Tanapat Yontrarak, Puttinan Wipopcharoenkul, Puttinan Wipopcharoenkul, Kamol Wasapinyokul, Kamol Wasapinyokul, } "Modification of optical properties of spin-coated TiO2 film by heat treatments", Proc. SPIE 10460, AOPC 2017: Optoelectronics and Micro/Nano-Optics, 1046016 (24 October 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2284659; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2284659

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