Structural features of titanate nanotubes/nanobelts revealed by raman, X-ray absorption fine structure and electron diffraction characterizations

Renzhi Ma, Katsutoshi Fukuda, Takayoshi Sasaki, Minoru Osada, Yoshio Bando

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High-purity nanotubes and nanobelts could be controllably obtained in hydrothermal treatments of anatase TiO2 in concentrated NaOH solution depending on treating temperature and duration. Their structural features were studied employing X-ray diffraction, Raman, X-ray absorption fine structure, and electron diffraction characterizations. The results reveal that both the nanotubes and nanobelts might be of layered titanate structure. The similarity and difference among the nanotubes/nanobelts and other bulk titanates represented by trititanate Ha2Ti3O7 and lepidocrocite-type H0.7 Ti1.8250.175 O4.0.·H2 O were also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6210-6214
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Apr 7
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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