Effect of Uniform Decoration of Ag2S Nanoparticles on Physical Properties of Granular TiO2 Thin Films Synthesized by Using Spin Coating Technique

Authors R.A. Wagh1, D.B. Salunke2 , S.R. Gosavi3 , R.S. Patil4

1 Department of Applied Science, Sanghavi College of Engineering, Nasik-422202, (M. S.), India

2 Department of Physics, KVPS, Kisan Arts, Commerce and Science College, Parola, Dist-Jalgaon 425111, (M. S.), India

3 Material Research Laboratory, Department of Physics, C. H. C. Arts, S. G. P. Commerce, and B. B. J. P. Science College, Taloda, Dist. Nandurbar-425413, (M. S.), India

4 Department of Physics, P. S. G. V. P. Mandal’s Arts, Commerce and Science College, Shahada, Dist. Nandurbar, (M. S.), India

Е-mail srgosavi.taloda@gmail.com
Issue Volume 8, Year 2016, Number 4
Dates Received 20 November 2016; revised manuscript received 19 December 2016; published online 23 December 2016
Citation R.A. Wagh, D.B. Salunke, S.R. Gosavi, R.S. Patil, J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 8 No 4(2), 04080 (2016)
DOI 10.21272/jnep.8(4(2)).04080
PACS Number(s) 73.63.Bd, 78.66.Hf, 78.67Bf
Keywords Spin coating (5) , Silver sulphide, Titanium dioxide (3) , Nanocomposite (25) , Optical properties (19) .
Annotation In this work, we report the effect of uniform decoration of silver sulphide (Ag2S) nanoparticles on physical properties of titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanocrystalline thin films synthesized by using a spin coating technique by preparing TiO2 gel using P-25 TiO2, ethanol, acetyl acetone and p-hydroxybenzoic acid. Chemical bath deposited layer of Ag2S particles enhance the properties of TiO2 nanocrystalline thin films. The optical study reveals that the absorption edge shifts towards the visible region compared with the pure TiO2 thin film due to the incorporation of Ag2S nanoparticles into TiO2 nanocrystalline thin films.