The structural and compositional properties of three samples such as as-deposited single-phase anatase-TiO 2 polycrystalline thin films on slide glass substrates (No. 1), the sample surface-treated by N 2 -H 2 mixed-gases plasma (No. 2), and the sample being additionally anneal-treated in N 2 gases (No. 3), are characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS). The primitive lattice cells of three thin films are verified as distorted in comparison with that of bulk from the TEM results. This distortion of primitive lattice cell causes the increase of optical band gap for the films when we compared it with that of bulk, while the decrease of optical band gap should be attributed to the substitution of N into TiO 2 . Higher concentration of nitrogen in sample No. 3 is confirmed by line-EDS profiles under scanning TEM (STEM) when compared with sample No. 2 and this confirms that plasma surface treatment is an effective way for N-doping in TiO 2 .
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Applied Surface Science|
|Publication status||Published - May 15 2005|
|Event||12th International Conference on Solid Films and Surfaces - Hammatsu, Japan|
Duration: Jun 21 2004 → Jun 25 2004
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films