Synthesis and Characterisation of Titania Nanotubes: Effect of Phase and Crystallite Size on Nanotube Formation

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Nanotubes were produced from commercial and self-prepared anatase and rutile which were treated with 7.5 M NaOH over a temperature range of 100 – 200°C in 20°C increments. The formation of nanotubes was examined as a function of starting material type and size. Products were characterised by X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Transmission Electron Spectroscopy (TEM), and Raman Spectroscopy. The results indicated that both phase and crystallite size affected the nanotube formation. Rutile was observed to require a greater driving force than anatase to form nanotubes, and increases in crystallite sizes appeared to impede formation slightly.

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Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 29-30)

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Deliang Zhang, Kim Pickering, Brian Gabbitas, Peng Cao, Alan Langdon, Rob Torrens and Johan Verbeek

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211-214

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D.L. Morgan et al., "Synthesis and Characterisation of Titania Nanotubes: Effect of Phase and Crystallite Size on Nanotube Formation", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 29-30, pp. 211-214, 2007

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November 2007

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