Fabrication of transparent-colorless Nb 2 O 5 nanocrystal layers and their photocatalytic evaluation using organosilane thin films

Sayaka Suzuki, Katsuya Teshima, Kunio Yubuta, Toetsu Shishido, Shuji Oishi

研究成果: Contribution to journalArticle査読

6 被引用数 (Scopus)


Photocatalytic Nb 2 O 5 nanocrystal layers were successfully synthesized using NbO x nanosheets obtained from layered K 4 Nb 6 O 17 crystals. First, idiomorphic K 4 Nb 6 O 17 crystals were grown using the KCl flux method, and then a two-step process involving proton exchange and exfoliation was carried out in order to make the nanosheets. Next, the rectangular nanosheets were mixed with polyethylene glycol, water and ethanol to prepare a nanosheet paste, and the paste was then evenly spin-cast on silica glass. Upon heating, decomposition and evaporation of the solvents yielded transparent, colorless nanocrystal layers with good adhesion. During the heating process, some nanosheets rolled up into nanotubes; therefore, nanocrystal layers consisting of both nanosheets and nanotubes were fabricated. The nanocrystal layers exhibited photocatalytic activity for the photodegradation of organosilane thin films under UV light irradiation. The organosilane thin films were photocatalytically decomposed and that the surfaces were converted from hydrophobic to ultrahydrophilic. Furthermore, micropatterned nanocrystal layer was readily fabricated using hydrophobic/hydrophilic template.

ジャーナルApplied Surface Science
出版ステータス出版済み - 9 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 化学 (全般)
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • 物理学および天文学(全般)
  • 表面および界面
  • 表面、皮膜および薄膜


「Fabrication of transparent-colorless Nb <sub>2</sub> O <sub>5</sub> nanocrystal layers and their photocatalytic evaluation using organosilane thin films」の研究トピックを掘り下げます。これらがまとまってユニークなフィンガープリントを構成します。