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A new efficient photocatalyst structure, a shell of anatase nanocrystals on the fibril core of a single TiO(2)(B) crystal, was obtained via two consecutive partial phase transition processes. In the first stage of the process, titanate nanofibers reacted with dilute acid solution under moderate hydrothermal conditions, yielding the anatase nanocrystals on(More)
Raman spectroscopy has been utilized to show the increase of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) content in commercial grade samples synthesized by the chemical vapour deposition (CVD) technique with a minimization of impurities using both hydrochloric acid treatment and surfactant purification. Surfactant purification methods proved to be the most(More)
Surface coating with an organic self-assembled monolayer (SAM) can enhance surface reactions or the absorption of specific gases and hence improve the response of a metal oxide (MOx) sensor toward particular target gases in the environment. In this study the effect of an adsorbed organic layer on the dynamic response of zinc oxide nanowire gas sensors was(More)
(2012) Recent advances in fabrication and characterization of graphene-polymer nanocomposites. Graphene, 1(2), pp. 30-49. Notice: Changes introduced as a result of publishing processes such as copy-editing and formatting may not be reflected in this document. For a definitive version of this work, please refer to the published source: Abstract Graphene has(More)
Sodium hexa-titanate (Na(2)Ti(6)O(13)) nanofibers, which have microporous tunnels, were prepared by heating sodium tri-titanate nanofibers with a layered structure at 573 K. The void section of the tunnels consist of eight linked TiO(6) octahedra, having a quasi-rectangular shape and the sodium ions located in these tunnel micropores are exchangeable. The(More)
(2014) Preparation of graphene oxide/epoxy nanocomposites with significantly improved mechanical properties. Notice: Changes introduced as a result of publishing processes such as copy-editing and formatting may not be reflected in this document. For a definitive version of this work, please refer to the published source: The effect of graphene oxide (GO)(More)
Three catalytic oxidation reactions have been studied: The ultraviolet (UV) light induced photocatalytic decomposition of the synthetic dye sulforhodamine B (SRB) in the presence of TiO(2) nanostructures in water, together with two reactions employing Au/TiO(2) nanostructure catalysts, namely, CO oxidation in air and the decomposition of formaldehyde under(More)
This study investigated how to control the rate of photoreduction of metastable AuCl2(-) at the solid-solution interface of large ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) (50-100 nm size). Band-gap photoexcitation of electronic charge in ZnO by 370 nm UV light yielded Au NP deposition and the formation of ZnO-Au NP hybrids. Au NP growth was observed to be nonepitaxial, and(More)
Dynamic light scattering (DLS) has become a primary nanoparticle characterization technique with applications from material characterization to biological and environmental detection. With the expansion in DLS use from homogeneous spheres to more complicated nanostructures comes a decrease in accuracy. Much research has been performed to develop different(More)