Morphology Transformation from Titanate Nanotubes to TiO2 Microspheres

A. H. Zaki, Aya El-Shafey, Sara M. Moatmed, Rahma A. Abdelhay, Esraa F. Rashdan, Romisaa M. Saleh, Mohamed Abd-El Fatah, Mohamed Esmat, S. I. El-deka

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Abstract

Single phase TiO2 mesoporous microspheres were synthesized using a facile one step technique from nanotubes. The prepared microspheres were crystallized in an anatase form with a tetragonal symmetry. The results of surface area measurements revealed mesoporous structure of such materials together with uniform pores. The samples possess rough surface and could be exploited in different applications. The methodology is easy, cheap, fast and could be reproduced for morphology tuning and/or transition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-17
Number of pages8
JournalMaterials Science in Semiconductor Processing
Volume75
Early online date21 Nov 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018

Keywords

  • Mesoporous
  • TiO2
  • Nanotubes
  • Synthesis
  • Microspheres

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    Zaki, A. H., El-Shafey, A., Moatmed, S. M., Abdelhay, R. A., Rashdan, E. F., Saleh, R. M., Abd-El Fatah, M., Esmat, M., & El-deka, S. I. (2018). Morphology Transformation from Titanate Nanotubes to TiO2 Microspheres. Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing , 75, 10-17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mssp.2017.09.030