Titanium oxide nanorods extracted from ilmenite sands

Yu, Jun, Chen, Ying and Glushenkov, Alexey M. 2009, Titanium oxide nanorods extracted from ilmenite sands, Cystal growth & design, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 1240-1244.

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Title Titanium oxide nanorods extracted from ilmenite sands
Author(s) Yu, Jun
Chen, Ying
Glushenkov, Alexey M.
Journal name Cystal growth & design
Volume number 9
Issue number 2
Start page 1240
End page 1244
Total pages 5
Publisher American Chemical Society
Place of publication Washington, DC
Publication date 2009-02-04
ISSN 1528-7483
1528-7505
Summary One dimensional titanium oxides (TiO2) nanorods and nanowires have substantial applications in photocatalytic, nanoelectronic, and photoelectrochemical areas. These applications require large quantities of materials and a production technique suitable for future industry fabrication. We demonstrate here a new method for mass production of TiO2 nanorods from mineral ilmenite sands (FeTiO3). In this process, powder mixtures of ilmenite and activated carbon were first ball milled; the milled samples were then heated twice at two different temperatures. First high-temperature annealing produced metastable titanium oxide phases, and subsequent second low-temperature annealing in N2-5%H2 activates the growth of rutile nanorods. This solid-state growth process allows large-quantity production of rutile nanorods.
Language eng
Field of Research 100706 Nanofabrication, Growth and Self Assembly
Socio Economic Objective 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, American Chemical Society
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30029246

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