Synthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles and titanium oxide nanofibers : toward multifibrous nanocomposites

Ochanda, Fredrick O. and Barnett, Matthew R. 2010, Synthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles and titanium oxide nanofibers : toward multifibrous nanocomposites, Journal of the american ceramic society, vol. 93, no. 9, pp. 2637-2643.

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Title Synthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles and titanium oxide nanofibers : toward multifibrous nanocomposites
Author(s) Ochanda, Fredrick O.
Barnett, Matthew R.
Journal name Journal of the american ceramic society
Volume number 93
Issue number 9
Start page 2637
End page 2643
Total pages 7
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Place of publication Malden, Mass.
Publication date 2010-09
ISSN 0002-7820
1551-2916
Summary A new method was investigated to produce new multiscale fibrous nanocomposites comprised of titanium oxide (TiO2) nanofibers and silver (Ag) nanoparticles (NPs). The process involved electrospinning TiO2 precursor solution containing colloidal solution of Ag NPs, and organic solvent (dimethyl-n′n-formamide) to fabricate a porous, nonwoven, free-standing nanofiber mesh. Postprocess heating of the electrospun nanofibers entailed calcination in air environment at 500°C for 3 h. Microemulsion processing was used to generate NPs of Ag in a monodispersed distribution throughout the colloidal solution. X-ray diffraction data were consistent with the anatase phase of TiO2, while transmission electron microscopy and hydrogen desorption measurements revealed a very porous microstructure. It was demonstrated that NP colloidal stability is solvent dependent. It is anticipated that incorporation of metal particles in nanofibers will lead to enhanced photocurrent generation, when used in functional devices.
Notes Article first published online 24 Mar 2010
Language eng
Field of Research 091207 Metals and Alloy Materials
Socio Economic Objective 861199 Basic Metal Products (incl. Smelting, Rolling, Drawing and Extruding) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010, Wiley
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30034548

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation
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