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Facile Synthesis and Tensile Behavior of TiO2 One-Dimensional Nanostructures

Amin, Syed S. and Li, Shu-you and Wu, Xiaoxia and Ding, Weiqiang and Xu, Terry T. (2009) Facile Synthesis and Tensile Behavior of TiO2 One-Dimensional Nanostructures. Nanoscale Research Letters, 5 (2). pp. 338-343.

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High-yield synthesis of TiO2 one-dimensional (1D) nanostructures was realized by a simple annealing of Ni-coated Ti grids in an argon atmosphere at 950 °C and 760 torr. The as-synthesized 1D nanostructures were single crystalline rutile TiO2 with the preferred growth direction close to [210]. The growth of these nanostructures was enhanced by using catalytic materials, higher reaction temperature, and longer reaction time. Nanoscale tensile testing performed on individual 1D nanostructures showed that the nanostructures appeared to fracture in a brittle manner. The measured Young’s modulus and fracture strength are ~56.3 and 1.4 GPa, respectively.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:TiO2 nanomaterials - Synthesis and characterization - Nanoscale tensile testing
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Physical Science > Nano objects
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:8159
Deposited By:Lesley Tobin
Deposited On:17 Feb 2010 16:14
Last Modified:17 Feb 2010 16:14

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