Phys Chem Chem Phys 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.
Department of Chemical Engineering, Ataturk University, 25240 Erzurum, Turkey. and East Anatolia High Technology Application and Research Center (DAYTAM), Ataturk University, 25240 Erzurum, Turkey and Department of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Ataturk University, 25240 Erzurum, Turkey.
Silver nanostructure decorated-titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanocomposite systems with their unique characteristics provide extraordinary performance in various applications including surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), and photocatalysis. Despite the recent progress, novel, simple, effective, low-cost, reducing and stabilizing agent-free, and easy-to-tune approaches are heavily demanded for the preparation of these nanocomposites. In this context, we propose the fabrication of silver nanostructure decorated TiO2 nanowires (TiO2 NWs) through a thin interphase layer of the polymer of 3,4-dihydroxyphenyl-l-alanine (PLDOPA). Read More