Doted Titania(B) Nanobelts with Anatase Nanocrystals for Improved Photocatlytic Activity
Titania(B) nanobelt and anatase titania nanobelt could be prepared by calcining hydrogen titanate nanobelt at 450 °C and 550 °C respectively. When the hydrogen titanate was previously treated with HNO3 for some time before calcination at 450 °C, titania(B) and anatase mixed phase titania could be obtained. The ratio of anatase phase in the product could be changed by control the time of HNO3 treating. TEM images show that the mixed phase product was anatase nanocrystals doted on titania(B) nanobelts. The mixed phase product shows higher photocatalytic activity on the decomposition of Methylene Blue (MB) than the pure titania(B) nanobelt and anatase nanobelt.
Hyungsun Kim, Jian Feng Yang, Chuleol Hee Han, Somchai Thongtem and Soo Wohn Lee
J. Q. Luo et al., "Doted Titania(B) Nanobelts with Anatase Nanocrystals for Improved Photocatlytic Activity", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 695, pp. 485-488, 2011