Structural and Fluorescence Properties of TiO2/Ag Nanoparticles Bilayers

Abstract

The optical properties of the TiO2 / Ag hybrid nanoparticles were improved as the particles were prepared with a pulsed liquid laser ablation (PLAL) technology. The effect of number of pulses (450) on the structural and optical properties of nanoparticles prepared in distilled water (DW) as growth media was examined using a Q-Switched Nd-YAG laser with wavelength (1064 nm), ablation energy (530 mJ) and repetition rate (1Hz). The distance between the target and the lens (10 cm). Several were used for the diagnosis such as X-ray diffraction analysis, fourier infrared transformations, TEM assays and fluorescence of the prepared samples. The results of X-ray diffraction analysis of the silver nanoparticles deposited on a glass slide showed that the crystal system is cubic and polycrystalline, with the direction being dominated by [111] at the level of the crystals. The results of X-ray diffraction analysis of a solution of titanium dioxide nanoparticles deposited on a glass slide revealed the presence of a quadrangular crystal system, indicating the presence of titanium dioxide particles in (rutile), and that the prevailing trend for crystalline levels is [110]. The functional groups of (TiO2 / Ag) were determined in the liquid medium by the (FTIR) technique. Also, TEM images showed the presence of nanoparticles and microparticles in an almost spherical shape. The fluorescence measurement of (TiO2 / Ag) hybrid particles showed that through the graph the peak values of (284.1) and (418.3) nm. This is roughly identical to the absorption spectrum results of a hybrid silver and titanium dioxide nanoparticle solution.