Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 589707, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/589707
Research Article

Study of Band Gap of Silver Nanoparticles—Titanium Dioxide Nanocomposites

1Physics Department, University of Calabria, Via Bucci 31C, 87036 Rende, Italy
2Biology, Ecology and Earth Science Department, University of Calabria, Via Bucci 4B, 87036 Rende, Italy

Received 8 January 2014; Accepted 21 March 2014; Published 9 April 2014

Academic Editor: Mallikarjuna N. Nadagouda

Copyright © 2014 P. Barone et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. M. Hemissi and H. Amardjia-Adnani, “Optical and structural properties of titanium oxide thin fils prepared by Sol-Gel method,” Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 299–305, 2007. View at Google Scholar
  2. J. Sabataityté, I. Oja, F. Lenzman, O. Volobujeva, and A. Krunks, “Characterization of nanoporous TiO2 films prepared by Sol-Gel method,” Comptes Rendus Chimie, vol. 9, no. 5-6, p. 708, 2006. View at Google Scholar
  3. R. Zallen and M. P. Moret, “The optical absorption edge of brookite TiO2,” Solid State Communications, vol. 137, no. 3, pp. 154–157, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. A. R. Ghande and J. O. Fernandez, “A simple method to synthesize light active N-Doped anatase (TiO2) photocatalyst,” Bulletin of the Catalysis Society of India, vol. 4, pp. 131–134, 2005. View at Google Scholar
  5. K. Woan, G. Pyrgiotakis, and W. Sigmund, “Photocatalytic carbon-nanotube-TiO2 composites,” Advanced Materials, vol. 21, no. 21, pp. 2233–2239, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. Y. Yao, G. Li, S. Ciston, R. M. Lueptow, and K. A. Gray, “Photoreactive TiO2/carbon nanotube composites: synthesis and reactivity,” Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 42, no. 13, pp. 4952–4957, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. R. I. Bickley, T. Gonzalez-Carreno, J. S. Lees, L. Palmisano, and R. J. D. Tilley, “A structural investigation of titanium dioxide photocatalysts,” Journal of Solid State Chemistry, vol. 92, no. 1, pp. 178–190, 1991. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. M. Kaneko and I. Ohkura, Photocatalysis, Springer, Tokyo, Japan, 2002.
  9. G. Zhang, X. Ding, Y. Hu et al., “Photocatalytic degradation of 4BS dye by N,S-codoped TiO2 pillared montmorillonitne photocatalysts under visible-light irradiation,” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 112, no. 46, pp. 17994–17997, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. F. Wei, L. Ni, and P. Cui, “Preparation and characterization of N-S-codoped TiO2 photocatalyst and its photocatalytic activity,” Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol. 156, no. 1–3, pp. 135–140, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. Y. Gai, J. Li, S. S. Li, J. B. Xia, and S. H. Wei, “Design of narrow-gap TiO2: a passivated codoping approach for enhanced photoelectrochemical activity,” Physical Review Letters, vol. 102, Article ID 036402, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  12. X. Chen and C. Burda, “The electronic origin of the visible-light absorption properties of C-, N- and S-doped TiO2 nanomaterials,” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 130, no. 15, pp. 5018–5019, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  13. M. Barberio, P. Barone, A. Bonanno, and A. Oliva, “Synthesis and characterization of carbon nanotubes wrapped on anatase microparticles,” Particle and Particle Systems Characterization, vol. 28, no. 3-4, pp. 64–70, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. M. Barberio, P. Barone, V. Pingitore, and A. Bonanno, “Optical properties of TiO2 anatase—carbon nanotubes composites studied by cathodoluminescence spectroscopy,” Superlattices and Microstructures, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 177–183, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. M. Barberio, P. Barone, A. Imbrogno, F. Xu, V. Pingitore, and A. Bonanno, “Optical and structural properties of carbon nanotube-rutile heterostructures,” Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, vol. 6, pp. 199–208, 2012. View at Google Scholar
  16. V. Pingitore, M. Barberio, P. Barone, and A. Oliva, “Photoluminescence properties of LiF/CNT, ZnS/CNT, TiO2/CNT composites,” Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, vol. 4, no. 11, pp. 1082–1086, 2012. View at Google Scholar
  17. A. Bonanno, M. Barberio, P. Barone et al., “Changes in electronic properties of carbon structures by evaporation and implantation of alkali metals,” Vacuum, vol. 84, no. 8, pp. 1025–1028, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. M. Barberio, P. Barone, A. Imbrogno, A. Bonanno, and F. Xu, Open Journal of Composites Materials. In press.
  19. S. Ruffolo, A. Macchia, M. F. La Russa et al., “Marine antifouling for underwater archaeological sites: TiO2 and Ag-Doped TiO2,” International Journal of Photoenergy, vol. 2013, Article ID 251647, 6 pages, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  20. K. L. Kelly, E. Coronado, L. L. Zhao, and G. C. Schatz, “The optical properties of metal nanoparticles:  the influence of size, shape, and dielectric environment,” The Journal of the Physical Chemistry B, vol. 107, no. 3, pp. 668–677, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  21. “NIST XPS data base,” http://www.srdata.nist.gov/xps/main_search_menu.aspx%E2%80%8E.
  22. M. Barberio, P. Barone, V. Pingitore, and F. Xu, “Photoluminescence from silver/carbon nanotubes composites,” Superlattice and Microstructures, vol. 57, pp. 129–138, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  23. M. Barberio, P. Barone, F. Stranges, A. Romano, F. Xu, and A. Bonanno, “Carbon nanotubes/metal nanoparticle based nanocomposites: improvements in Visible photoluminescence emission and hydrophobicity,” Optics and Photonics Journal, vol. 3, pp. 34–40, 2013. View at Google Scholar