Structure and stability of boron doped titanate nanotubes and nanowires

Balázs Buchholcz, Erika Varga, Tamás Varga, Kamilla Plank, János Kiss, Zoltán Kónya

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Boron doped titanate nanoparticles were prepared from protonated (H-form) titanate nanotubes (TiONT) and nanowires (TiONW). The chemical nature and morphology of boron were monitored by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). XPS proved that significant part of the boron incorporated into interstitial position (Ti[sbnd]O[sbnd]B) of titanate nanotubes and nanowires, while a smaller part of the boron formed boron titanates via ion-exchange process. In the case of titanate nanotubes the presence of boron induced morphological (tubular to rod-like) and structural (trititanate to anatase) changes. These effects were not so pronounced on titanate nanowires.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-124
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2017



  • Boron doping
  • Ion exchange
  • Titanate nanotube
  • Titanate nanowire

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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