Thuy-Duong Nguyen-Phan

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Novel hierarchical rose bridal bouquet- and humming-top-like nanostructured TiO(2) were successfully prepared by the simple process with the hydrothermal temperature as the morphology-controlling factor. The gradual transformation from layered titanate to brookite phase was well consistent with the formation mechanism of the hierarchical morphologies. The(More)
The adsorptive removal of benzene from cerium- and lanthanum-doped mesoporous TiO2 adsorbents was performed in a continuous-flow, fixed-bed reactor. The influences of lanthanide content and adsorption temperature were investigated. The adsorption efficiency of benzene was remarkably promoted in the presence of lanthanide. The adsorption capacity for benzene(More)
Nanocomposite materials containing graphene oxide have attracted tremendous interest as catalysts and adsorbents for water purification. In this study, mesoporous titanosilicate/reduced graphene oxide composite materials with different Ti contents were employed as adsorbents for removing bisphenol A (BPA) from water systems. The adsorptive interaction(More)
The ultra-low density graphene xerogel was prepared through the chemical reduction of graphene oxide suspension using a hypophosphorous acid-iodine mixture. The chemically converted graphene xerogel (CCGX) exhibited superior electrical conductivity (up to 500 S m(-1)) and high C/O atomic ratio (14.7), which were the highest values reported for the(More)
Reduced graphene oxide-TiO(2) hybrids were successfully prepared by the hydrothermal approach using triethanolamine and acetylacetone as the chelating agents. Without any additive, large aggregated TiO(2) clusters were randomly distributed dominantly at the edge and less on the basil plane of coagulated reduced graphene oxide (RGO) layers. The presence of(More)
Three-dimensional (3D) monodispersed sea urchin-like Ru-doped rutile TiO2 hierarchical architectures composed of radially aligned, densely-packed TiO2 nanorods have been successfully synthesized via an acid-hydrothermal method at low temperature without the assistance of any structure-directing agent and post annealing treatment. The addition of a minuscule(More)
Ni-CeO2 is a highly efficient, stable and non-expensive catalyst for methane dry reforming at relative low temperatures (700 K). The active phase of the catalyst consists of small nanoparticles of nickel dispersed on partially reduced ceria. Experiments of ambient pressure XPS indicate that methane dissociates on Ni/CeO2 at temperatures as low as 300 K,(More)
Ambient pressure in situ synchrotron-based spectroscopic techniques have been correlated to illuminate atomic-level details of bond breaking and formation during the hydrolysis of a chemical warfare nerve agent simulant over a polyoxometalate catalyst. Specifically, a Cs8[Nb6O19] polyoxoniobate catalyst has been shown to react readily with dimethyl(More)
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