Active and optically transparent tetracationic porphyrin/TiO(2) composite thin films.

@article{Castillero2010ActiveAO,
  title={Active and optically transparent tetracationic porphyrin/TiO(2) composite thin films.},
  author={Pedro Castillero and Juan R. S{\'a}nchez-Valencia and Manuel Cano and Jos{\'e} M. Pedrosa and Javier Roales and Angel Barranco and Agust{\'i}n R. Gonz{\'a}lez-Elipe},
  journal={ACS applied materials & interfaces},
  year={2010},
  volume={2 3},
  pages={712-21}
}
Fluorescent tetracationic porphyrin (TMPyP) molecules have been incorporated into optically transparent TiO(2) thin films acting as a host material. The films, with a columnar structure and open pores, were prepared by electron evaporation at glancing angles (GAPVD). The open porosity of the films has been estimated by measuring a water adsorption isotherm with a quartz crystal monitor. TMPyP molecules were infiltrated in the host thin films by their immersion into water solutions at controlled… CONTINUE READING