Research on Chemical Intermediates

, Volume 44, Issue 10, pp 6239–6251 | Cite as

Effects of deposition of different contents of Ag nanoparticles on thickness and structural, morphological, compositional, optical, and photocatalytic properties of 1D TiO2 nanoarrays

  • Feng Xue
  • Yanyan Ge
  • Changyong ZhengEmail author


One-dimensional (1D) TiO2 nanoarrays (NAs) were synthesized by a hydrothermal process, and Ag nanoparticles (NPs) were deposited on the arrays using a photodeposition technique. The content of Ag NPs was changed by altering the photodeposition time to 0, 5, 10, 15, and 20 min. The influence of the content of Ag NPs on the structural, morphological, compositional, optical, and photocatalytic properties of 1D TiO2 NAs was systematically investigated. The results demonstrated that 1D TiO2 NAs showed improved visible light absorption and enhanced photocatalytic properties after deposition of Ag NPs. Compared with bare TiO2 NAs, the TiO2 NAs after deposition of Ag NPs for 15 min showed the best optical and photoelectrochemical properties, and photodegradation efficiency (98.8 %).


1D TiO2 nanoarrays Ag nanoparticles Optical properties Photocatalytic properties SPR effect 



This work was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Anhui Province (1808085MF206) and Natural Science Foundation of Education Office Anhui Province (KJ2017A522, KJ2018A0510). The authors thank Xi’an Polymer Light Technology Cory. for relevant experimental materials and support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electronic and Electrical EngineeringAnhui Sanlian UniversityHefeiPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.School of Science and TechnologyZhejiang Gongshang University Hangzhou College of CommerceTongluPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.School of Electronic and Information EngineeringAnhui Jianzhu UniversityHefeiPeople’s Republic of China

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