Preparation and Optimization of Fluorescent Thin Films of Rosamine-SiO2/TiO2 Composites for NO2 Sensing
AbstractThe incorporation of a prototypical rosamine fluorescent dye from organic solutions into transparent and microstructured columnar TiO2 and SiO2 (MO2) thin films, prepared by evaporation at glancing angles (GAPVD), was evaluated. The aggregation of the adsorbed molecules, the infiltration efficiency and the adsorption kinetics were studied by means of UV-Vis absorption and fluorescence spectroscopies. Specifically, the infiltration equilibrium as well as the kinetic of adsorption of the emitting dye has been described by a Langmuir type adsorption isotherm and a pseudosecond order kinetic model, respectively. The anchoring mechanism of the rosamine to the MO2 matrix has been revealed by specular reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and infiltration from aqueous solutions at different pH values. Finally, the sensing performance towards NO2 gas of optimized films has been assessed by following the changes of its fluorescence intensity revealing that the so-selected device exhibited improved sensing response compared to similar hybrid films reported in the literature. View Full-Text
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Guillén, M.G.; Gámez, F.; Suárez, B.; Queirós, C.; Silva, A.M.G.; Barranco, Á.; Sánchez-Valencia, J.R.; Pedrosa, J.M.; Lopes-Costa, T. Preparation and Optimization of Fluorescent Thin Films of Rosamine-SiO2/TiO2 Composites for NO2 Sensing. Materials 2017, 10, 124.
Guillén MG, Gámez F, Suárez B, Queirós C, Silva AMG, Barranco Á, Sánchez-Valencia JR, Pedrosa JM, Lopes-Costa T. Preparation and Optimization of Fluorescent Thin Films of Rosamine-SiO2/TiO2 Composites for NO2 Sensing. Materials. 2017; 10(2):124.Chicago/Turabian Style
Guillén, María G.; Gámez, Francisco; Suárez, Belén; Queirós, Carla; Silva, Ana M.G.; Barranco, Ángel; Sánchez-Valencia, Juan R.; Pedrosa, José M.; Lopes-Costa, Tânia. 2017. "Preparation and Optimization of Fluorescent Thin Films of Rosamine-SiO2/TiO2 Composites for NO2 Sensing." Materials 10, no. 2: 124.
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