A facile vapor-phase hydrothermal method for direct growth of titanate nanotubes on a titanium substrate via a distinctive nanosheet roll-up mechanism.

@article{Liu2011AFV,
  title={A facile vapor-phase hydrothermal method for direct growth of titanate nanotubes on a titanium substrate via a distinctive nanosheet roll-up mechanism.},
  author={Porun Liu and Haimin Zhang and Hongwei Liu and Yun Wang and Xiangdong Yao and Guangshan Zhu and Shanqing Zhang and Huijun Zhao},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={133 47},
  pages={19032-5}
}
We present a facile vapor-phase hydrothermal approach for direct growth of vertically aligned titanate nanotubes on a titanium foil substrate. The resultant nanotubes display external diameters of 50-80 nm and walls with an average thickness of 10 nm that consist of more than 10 titanate layers. This is in strong contrast to the titanate nanotubes obtained… CONTINUE READING