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EPSRC Reference: GR/M95059/01
Title: SELF CLEANING COATINGS: TUNGSTEN-SUBSTITUTED TITANIA
Principal Investigator: Parkin, Professor IP
Other Investigators:
Clark, Professor R Mills, Professor A
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NSG
Department: Chemistry
Organisation: UCL
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 10 January 2000 Ends: 09 January 2003 Value (£): 152,003
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Materials Characterisation Materials Synthesis & Growth
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Construction Transport Systems and Vehicles
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Titania and metal-doped titania films will be prepared by atmospheric pressure vapour deposition (APCVD). The films will be grown on glass and ceramic substrates using volatile metal halides or metal ethoxides with co-reactant oxygen sources such as water or ethyl acetate. The elemental composition, thickness, porosity and microstructures of the films will be interrogated in detail by XRD, SEM, EDX, FT-IR, electron probe, XPS and Raman measurements. The photocatalytic activity of the films to remove stearic acid, oleic acid and formaldehyde layers under different radiation will be examined. Corerelations will be made between photocatalytic activity and surface microstructure and composition. This will enable the APCVD reactions to be optimised to produce optically transparent, rugged films with photocatalytic activity.
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