Decoration of titanate nanowires and nanotubes by gold nanoparticles: XPS, HRTEM and XRD characterization

J. Kiss, P. Pusztai, L. Óv́ari, K. Báan, G. Merza, A. Erdöhely, A. Kukovecz, Z. Kónya

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Gold decorated titanate nanowires and nanotubes were investigated by XPS, XRD and HRTEM. XPS and UVVis diffuse reflectance results suggested that a certain part of gold underwent an ion exchange process. Higher gold loadings lead to the formation of nanosized-dispersed particles complexed to oxygen vacancies, with a diameter distribution of 1.5-10 nm. Gold additives catalyzed the transformation of the tube structure to anatase. Gold, however, stabilized the wire-like structure up to 873 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)252-258
Number of pages7
Journale-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology
Publication statusPublished - May 31 2014



  • Electron microscopy
  • Gold nanoparticles
  • Titanate nanotube
  • Titanate nanowire
  • X-ray diffraction
  • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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