Room-temperature synthesis of single-crystalline anatase TiO2 nanowires

Wan Yu Wu, Yu Ming Chang, Jyh-Ming Ting

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Single-crystalline anatase TiO2 nanowires have been synthesized using a novel, room-temperature method involving the use of seed particles and a radio frequency magnetron sputter deposition technique. Also, the growth time required was less than 60 min. Transmission electron microscopy and X-ray absorption near-edge structure analyses show that the obtained nanowires are single-crystalline anatase TiO2. Cathodoluminescence spectroscopy spectrum shows that the nanowires band-to-band emission exhibits a blue shift from to 3.20 (387) to 3.46 eV (358 nm). Conventional vapor'liquid'solid and vapor'solid'solid growth modes are not applicable to explain the growth of the obtained single-crystalline anatase TiO2 nanowires at room-temperature. A folded-growth mode is therefore suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1646-1651
Number of pages6
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Apr 7

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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