Effect of Cu2O Substrate on Photoinduced Hydrophilicity of TiO2 and ZnO Nanocoatings

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Аннотация

The effect of a Cu2O substrate on the photoinduced alteration of the hydrophilicity of TiO2 and ZnO surfaces was studied. It was demonstrated that the formation of heterostructures Cu2O/TiO2 and Cu2O/ZnO strongly changed the direction of the photoinduced alteration of surface hydrophilicity: while both TiO2 and ZnO demonstrate surface transition to superhydrophilic state under UV irradiation and no significant alteration of the surface hydrophilicity under visible light irradiation, the formation of Cu2O/TiO2 and Cu2O/ZnO heterostructures resulted in photoinduced decay of the surface hydrophilicity caused by both UV and visible light irradiation. All observed photoinduced changes of the surface hydrophilicity were compared and analyzed in terms of photoinduced alteration of the surface free energy and its polar and dispersive components. Alteration of the photoinduced hydrophilic behavior of TiO2 and ZnO surfaces caused by formation of the corresponding heterostructures with Cu2O are explained within the mechanism of electron transfer and increasing of the electron concentration on the TiO2 and ZnO surfaces.
Язык оригиналаанглийский
Номер статьи1526
Число страниц12
ЖурналNanomaterials
Том11
Номер выпуска6
DOI
СостояниеОпубликовано - 9 июн 2021

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