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Facile synthesis of carbon doped TiO2 nanowires without an external carbon source and their opto-electronic properties

Kiran, Vankayala and Sampath, Srinivasan (2013) Facile synthesis of carbon doped TiO2 nanowires without an external carbon source and their opto-electronic properties. In: NANOSCALE, 5 (21). pp. 10646-10652.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C3NR03309K

Abstract

The present study demonstrates a simple protocol for the preparation of one dimensional (1D) oxidized titanium carbide nanowires and their opto-electronic properties. The oxidized titanium carbide nanowires (Ox-TiC-NW) are prepared from TiC nanowires (TiC-NW) that are in turn synthesized from micron sized TiC particles using the solvothermal technique. The Ox-TiC-NW is characterized by X-ray diffraction, UV-Vis spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Raman spectroscopy. Thermal oxidation of TiC-NW yields carbon doped TiO2-NW (C-TiO2-NW), a simple methodology to obtain 1D C-TiO2-NW. Temperature dependent Raman spectra reveal characteristic bands for TiO2-NW. Electrical characterization of individual C-TiO2-NW is performed by fabricating a device structure using the focused ion beam deposition technique. The opto-electronic properties of individual C-TiO2-NW demonstrate visible light activity and the parameters obtained from photoconductivity measurements reveal very good sensitivity. This methodology opens up the possibility of using C-TiO2-NW in electronic and opto-electronic device applications.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
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Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2013 13:53
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2013 13:53
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/47763

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