Fabrication and Characteristics of Three-Dimensional Flower-Like Titanate Nanostructures

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A novel and facile approach has been developed to fabricate three-dimension (3D) flower-like titanate nanostructures from Ti powders. The synthesized flower-like titanate nanostructures were composed of many thin nanoribbons and have an ultrahigh specific surface area of 572.3 m2/g. After high temperature heat treatment, the flower-like titanate nanostructures were totally transformed into corresponding anatase TiO2 nanostructures without destroying their 3D hierarchical structural motif. The flower-like TiO2 nanostructures exhibited high photocatalytic activity for photodecomposition of methyl blue, and they could possibly be further used in photovoltaic cell, sensors, Li-ion batteries, and so on.

Keywords: FLOWER-LIKE; HYDROTHERMAL; NANOSTRUCTURES; TITANATE; TITANIUM

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2010.2870

Publication date: November 1, 2010

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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