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Effects of titanium nanoparticles on self-cleaning and structural features of zinc-magnesium-phosphate glass

Ismail, Siti Fatimah and Sahar, Md. Rahim and Ghoshal, Sib Krishna (2016) Effects of titanium nanoparticles on self-cleaning and structural features of zinc-magnesium-phosphate glass. Materials Research Bulletin, 74 . pp. 502-506. ISSN 0025-5408

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The loss of glass transparency on surface pollutants contamination unless inhibited not only causes vision obscurity but also responsible for major aesthetic damages of cultural heritage. It is due to the sticking of fine dirt particles on wetting layers, a complex process with several possible ramifications still to be clarified. We report the influence of titanium dioxide or titania (TiO2) nanoparticles (NPs) on the structural and self-cleaning properties of zinc-magnesium-phosphate glasses. Following melt-quenching method glass samples of optimized composition (42 - x)P2O5-8MgO-50ZnO-xTiO2 with x = 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4 mol% are prepared. XRD patterns verified their amorphous nature and TEM images revealed the nucleation of TiO2 NPs of average diameter ≈4.05 ± 0.01 nm. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectra displayed four absorption band centred at 1618-3438 cm-1, 902- 931 cm-1, 757-762 cm-1 and 531-560 cm-1. Raman spectra exhibited four peaks each accompanied by a blue-shift. Water contact angle is found to increase with the increase of titanium NPs concentration into the amorphous matrix. This knowledge can be used to set up strategies and selective treatments to preventing glass transparency loss via the modification of self-cleaning attributes.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cleaning, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Glass, High resolution transmission electron microscopy, Infrared spectroscopy, Magnesium, Nanoparticles, Phosphates, Titanium, Titanium dioxide, Transmission electron microscopy, Transparency, Wetting, Zinc, Fourier transform infrared, Magnesium phosphate glass, Melt quenching method, Nanoparticle (NPs), Selective treatment, Self-cleaning properties, Titanium nanoparticles, Water contact angle, Amorphous materials
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
ID Code:73873
Deposited By: Fahmi Moksen
Deposited On:21 Nov 2017 03:28
Last Modified:21 Nov 2017 03:28

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