Oriented crystal growth model explains the formation of titania nanotubes

Á. Kukovecz, Mária Hodos, Endre Horváth, G. Radnóczi, Z. Kónya, I. Kiricsi

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Abstract

We discuss the formation mechanism of titania nanotubes synthesized by the hydrothermal method. On the basis of a comprehensive analysis of TEM, HRTEM, FT-Raman, and N 2 adsorption data, we point out some major shortcomings of the currently accepted trititanate sheet rollup mechanism. We suggest that a novel formation mechanism, oriented nanotube crystal growth from nanoloop seeds, can explain the experimental findings better than the ones proposed so far.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17781-17783
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Volume109
Issue number38
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 29 2005

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Oriented crystal growth model explains the formation of titania nanotubes. / Kukovecz, Á.; Hodos, Mária; Horváth, Endre; Radnóczi, G.; Kónya, Z.; Kiricsi, I.

In: Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 109, No. 38, 29.09.2005, p. 17781-17783.

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