Synthesis and Characterization of TiO2 Nanoparticles via Chemical Bath Deposition (CBD) Method
Nowadays, different production methods of nanoparticles have been developed. Among novel wet-chemical processes, the Chemical Bath Deposition (CBD) method is used to synthesize nanoparticles more easily than the other method. In this investigation, titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles were synthesized by the Chemical Bath Deposition (CBD) method. Tetraisopropyl titanate (C12H28O4Ti), sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and ethanol were used as initial materials. Appropriate solvents were used for preparation of samples. CBD process was carried out at 50°C for 90 min and the obtained materials washed and then dried at room temperature for 48 hrs. For determining particle size and evaluation of morphological characteristics, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) were used. The TEM observation indicated that the average particles size of powder is about 10-30 nm and the shape of product is semi-spherical shape. The final results present that the CBD method is more suitable than the other process because of it showing a low processing cost and fine powders.
Andreas Öchsner, Irina V. Belova and Graeme E. Murch
A. Shokuhfar et al., "Synthesis and Characterization of TiO2 Nanoparticles via Chemical Bath Deposition (CBD) Method", Journal of Nano Research, Vol. 11, pp. 35-38, 2010