Sedimentation Properties of TiO2 Nanoparticles in Organic Solvents


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In this study, the colloidal stability and sedimentation behavior of crystalline TiO2 particles (∼300nm) in various organic solvents have been investigated by means of a backscattered light flux profile (Turbiscan) and a zeta potential measurement. The backscattered light flux profiles revealed that the TiO2 nanoparticles were readily sedimented in water, methyl alcohol, and ethyl alcohol due to a flocculation-induced particle growth, while a particle coalescence and a sedimentation of the TiO2 nanoparticles were hardly observed in isopropyl alcohol. The measured ζ potentials verified the differences of the colloidal stabilities of the TiO2 particles in the organic solvents, showing a good correlation with the migration velocity.



Solid State Phenomena (Volume 119)

Edited by:

Chang Kyu Rhee






S.H. Woo et al., "Sedimentation Properties of TiO2 Nanoparticles in Organic Solvents", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 119, pp. 267-270, 2007

Online since:

January 2007




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