Hydrogen Titanate Nanofibers Covered with Anatase Nanocrystals: A Delicate Structure Achieved by the Wet Chemistry Reaction of the Titanate Nanofibers
Zhu, Huai Yong, Gao, Xueping, Lan, Ying, Song, Deying, Xi, Yingxin, & Zhao, Jincai (2004) Hydrogen Titanate Nanofibers Covered with Anatase Nanocrystals: A Delicate Structure Achieved by the Wet Chemistry Reaction of the Titanate Nanofibers. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 126(27), 8380 -8381.
Hydrogen titanate nanofibers synthesized by a hydrothermal reaction, are chemically reactive, readily reacting with dilute acid. This reaction is a topochemical process in which in situ phase transition from H-titanate to anatase takes place and the product retains the fibril morphology. The extent of this reaction can be precisely controlled, allowing us to achieve a delicate composite structure at nanoscale: long titanate fibers of 40-100 nm thick and up to 30 m long covered with anatase nanocrystals of 10-30 nm. The structure has desired photocatalytic properties and can be separated readily after use. This study demonstrates new opportunities to create delicate inorganic nanostructures with advanced functions by wet chemical reactions.
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|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology|
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|Deposited On:||07 Dec 2007 00:00|
|Last Modified:||25 Feb 2013 02:53|
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