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Title: Effect of synthesis temperature on the morphology, structure and photocatalytic activity of TiO{sub 2} nanocrystals

Nanocrystals of TiO{sub 2} were synthesized by a single-step chemical reaction between oleic acid and titanium (IV) iso-propoxide. The morphology and structure of the crystals were studied by X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. The vibrational properties of the nanocrystals were studied by Raman spectroscopy. The ultraviolet photocatalytic activity of the TiO{sub 2} nanocrystals was investigated by studying the photodegradation of aqueous solution of protocatecheuic acid (3,4-dihydroxy benzoic acid)
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Applied Physics Department, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad-826004 (India)
  2. Department of Electrical Engineering, Pusan National University, Busan (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22490272
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1665; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 59. DAE solid state physics symposium 2014, Tamilnadu (India), 16-20 Dec 2014; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS; BENZOIC ACID; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CRYSTALS; MORPHOLOGY; NANOSTRUCTURES; OLEIC ACID; PHOTOCATALYSIS; RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY; SYNTHESIS; TITANIUM; TITANIUM OXIDES; TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION; X-RAY DIFFRACTION