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Spectroscopic Studies of Boron Doped Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles

Deependra D. Mulmi1, Deependra D. Mulmi1,2, Biplav Dahal1, Dinesh Baral3, and Pratima R. Solanki4
1. Physical Science Laboratory, Faculty of Science, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Nepal
2. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, USA
3. School of Physical Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
4. Special Centre for Nanoscience, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New-Delhi, India
Abstract: Nano-sized Boron doped Titanium dioxide (B-TiO2) particles were prepared by Sol gel method using Titanium isopropoxide, Boric acid and Deionized water in appropriate proportion.  As-prepared samples were calcined at 500°C for 5 hours. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) results indicated that the synthesized nanoparticles have existed both in anatase and rutile phase. The size of B-TiO2 nanoparticles was found 20.77 nm from the full width at half maximum of the XRD. The band gap energy of the boron-doped anatase nanoparticle was calculated 3.42 eV by the method of UV- Vis spectroscopy. The powder form of B-TiO2 and Citric acid capped B-TiO2 was analyzed through FTIR study. The Raman study of B-TiO2 nanoparticles confirmed presence of mixture of the anatase and rutile phase.  
Key words: Band gap, Nanoparticles, Raman spectra, UV-Vis spectroscopy

Cite: Deependra D. Mulmi, Dinesh Thapa, Biplav Dahal, Dinesh Baral, Pratima R. Solanki, "Spectroscopic Studies of Boron Doped Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles," International Journal of Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 172-178, September 2016. doi: 10.17706/ijmse.2016.4.3.172-178

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ISSN: 2315-4527
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Emeritus Dato' Dr. Muhammad Yahaya
DOI: 10.17706/ijmse
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