Tuning the photocatalytic activity of nanocrystalline titania by phase composition control and nitrogen doping, using different sources of nitrogen.


Titania nanoparticles were synthesized by employing the hydrothermal method and using TiOSO(4) as a titanium source. By varying pH between 0.5 and 1.0 and adding isopropanol to the hydrothermal reaction mixture, different mixtures of anatase, rutile, and brookite were obtained. The samples were also doped with nitrogen at different N concentrations using… (More)