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Title: Influence of bases on hydrothermal synthesis of titanate nanostructures
Authors: Sikhwivhilu, LM
Ray, SS
Coville, NJ
Keywords: Hydrothermal treatment
Titanium dioxide
TiO2
Base concentration
Nanostructures
Titanate nanostructures
Hydrothermal synthesis
Issue Date: Mar-2009
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Citation: Sikhwivhilu, LM, Ray, SS and Coville, NJ. 2009. Influence of bases on hydrothermal synthesis of titanate nanostructures. Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing, Vol. 94(2009), pp 27
Abstract: A hydrothermal treatment of titanium dioxide (TiO2) with various bases (i.e., LiOH, NaOH, KOH, and NH4OH) was used to prepare materials with unique morphologies, relatively small crystallite sizes, and large specific surface areas. The experimental results show that the formation of TiO2 is largely dependent on the type, strength and concentration of a base. The effect of the nature of the base used and the concentration of the base on the formation of nanostructures were investigated using X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, transmission and scanning electron microscopy, as well as surface area measurements. Sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and potassium hydroxide (KOH) were both used to transform the morphology of starting TiO2 material
Description: Copyright: 2009 Springer-Verlag. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Springer-Verlag for your personal use. Not for redistribution
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3340
ISSN: 0947-8396
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Nanotechnology
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