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Title: Methods of making non-covalently bonded carbon-titania nanocomposite thin films and applications of the same

In one aspect, a method of making non-covalently bonded carbon-titania nanocomposite thin films includes: forming a carbon-based ink; forming a titania (TiO.sub.2) solution; blade-coating a mechanical mixture of the carbon-based ink and the titania solution onto a substrate; and annealing the blade-coated substrate at a first temperature for a first period of time to obtain the carbon-based titania nanocomposite thin films. In certain embodiments, the carbon-based titania nanocomposite thin films may include solvent-exfoliated graphene titania (SEG-TiO.sub.2) nanocomposite thin films, or single walled carbon nanotube titania (SWCNT-TiO.sub.2) nanocomposite thin films.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1264475
Report Number(s):
9,393,550
13/745,092
DOE Contract Number:
FG02-03ER15457
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Jan 18
Research Org:
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Evanston, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY