Converting Industrial TiO2 into Titanate Nanotubes by Simple Sonochemical-Hydrothermal Processing
Slim titanate naotubes was prepared from industrial coarse TiO2 powder by simple sonochemical-hydrothermal processing. The influences of ultrasonic irradiation on TiO2 precursors were investigated. The morphology and crystal structure of the products were characterized by TEM and X-ray diffraction, respectively. The typical products are long nanotubes around 8-10nm in out diameter. Both anatase and rutile TiO2 precursors can be transferred into titanate nanotubes in this sonochemical & hydrothermal processing.
Wei Pan, Jianghong Gong, Chang-Chun Ge and Jing-Feng Li
J. R. Li et al., "Converting Industrial TiO2 into Titanate Nanotubes by Simple Sonochemical-Hydrothermal Processing", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 280-283, pp. 651-654, 2005