Synthesis and Properties of Titania Nanotube Doped with Small Amount of Cations
We have investigated a synthesis of metal (Nb, V, Cr, Mn, Co) -doped titania nanotubes using a solution chemical processing in order to control optical and electrical properties. Titania nanotubes doped with a small amount of cations up to 1 wt% exhibited similar morphology and XRD pattern as the pure titania nanotubes, however, color of nanotubes was changed depending on the dopants. It was found that Cr, Mn and Co doped titania nanotubes formed new absorption bands in UV spectra. On the other hand, electrical resistivity of doped titania nanotubes was lower than that of pure titania nanotubes.
T. Ohji, T. Sekino and K. Niihara
T. Sekino, T. Okamoto, T. Kasuga, T. Kusunose, T. Nakayama, K. Niihara, "Synthesis and Properties of Titania Nanotube Doped with Small Amount of Cations", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 317-318, pp. 251-254, 2006