"Nanocomposite thin films formed by mesoporous titania layers. loaded with ceria nanoparticles have been obtained by combining bottom-up. self-assembly synthesis of a titania matrix with top-down hard X-ray. lithography of nanocrystalline cerium oxide. At first the titania mesopores. have been impregnated with the ceria precursor solution and then exposed to. hard X-rays, which triggered the formation of crystalline cerium oxides within. the pores inducing the in situ growth of nanoparticles with average size of 4. nm. It has been observed that the type of coordinating agent in the solution. plays a primary role in the formation of nanoparticles. Different patterns have. been also produced through deep X-ray lithography by spatially controlling the. nanoparticle growth on the micrometer scale. The radical scavenging role of. the nanocomposite films has been tested using as a benchmark the UV. photodegradation of rhodamine 6G. After impregnation with a rhodamine 6G. solution, samples with and without ceria have shown a remarkably different. response upon exposure to UV light. The dye photodegradation on the surface of nanocomposite films appears strongly slowed. down because of the antioxidation effect of ceria nanoparticles."
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|Titolo:||Combining Top-Down and Bottom-Up Routes for Fabrication of Mesoporous Titania Films Containing Ceria Nanoparticles for Free Radical Scavenging|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|