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1D Oxide Nanostructures Obtained by Sol-Gel and Hydrothermal Methods

Authors: Anastasescu, C., Mihaiu, S., Preda, S., Zaharescu, M.

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  • Presents efficient and versatile techniques (the sol-gel and hydrothermal methods) that are widely used in oxide materials synthesis
  • Represents an interdisciplinary approach to 1D nanomaterials synthesis
  • Discusses the relation between morphology and materials properties in tubular oxide nanostructures
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This book presents wet chemical sol-gel and hydrothermal methods for 1D oxide nanostructure preparation. These methods represent an attractive route to multifunctional nanomaterials synthesis, as they are versatile, inexpensive and, thus, appropriate for obtaining a wide range of oxide materials with tailored morphology and properties. Three specific oxides (SiO2, TiO2, ZnO) are discussed in detail in order to illustrate the principle of the sol-gel and hydrothermal preparation of 1D oxide nanostructures. Other oxides synthesized via this method are also briefly presented. 

Throughout the book, the correlation between the tubular structure and the physico-chemical properties of these materials is highlighted. 1D oxide nanostructures exhibit interesting optical and electrical properties, due to their confined morphology. In addition, a well-defined geometry can be associated with chemically active species. For example, the pure SiO2 nanotubes presented a slight photocatalytic activity, while the Pt-doped SiO2 tubular materials act as microreactors in catalytic reactions. In the case of titania and titanate nanotubes, large specific surface area and pore volume, ion-exchange ability, enhanced light absorption, and fast electron-transport capability have attracted significant research interest. The chemical and physical modifications (microwave assisted hydrothermal methods) discussed here improve the formation kinetics of the nanotubes. The ZnO nanorods/tubes were prepared as random particles or as large areas of small, oriented 1D ZnO nanostructures on a variety of substrates. In the latter case a sol-gel layer is deposited on the substrate prior to the hydrothermal preparation. Using appropriate dopants, coatings of ZnO nanorods with controlled electrical behavior can be obtained.

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Table of contents (3 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
1D Oxide Nanostructures Obtained by Sol-Gel and Hydrothermal Methods
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Materials
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Authors
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32988-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32988-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-32986-4
Series ISSN
2192-1091
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 82
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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