Calcium-doped ceria/titanate tabular functional nanocomposite by layer-by-layer coating method

Xiang W. Liu, M. K. Devaraju, Shu Yin, Tsugio Sato

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Ca-doped ceria (CDC)/tabular titanate (K0.8Li0.27Ti1.73O4, TT) UV-shielding functional nanocomposite with fairly uniform CDC coating layers was prepared through a polyelectrolyte-associated layer-by-layer (LbL) coating method. TT with lepidocrocite-like layered structure was used as the substrate, poly (diallyldimethylammonium chloride) (PDDA) was used as a coupling agent, CDC nanoparticles were used as the main UV-shielding component. CDC/TT nanocomposites with various coating layers of CDC were obtained through a multistep coating process. The phases were studied by X-ray diffraction. The morphology and coating quality were studied by scanning electron microscopy and element mapping of energy dispersive X-ray analysis. The oxidation catalytic activity, UV-shielding ability and using comfort were characterized by Rancimat test, UV-vis spectra and dynamic friction test, respectively. CDC/TT nanocomposites with low oxidation catalytic activity, high UV-shielding ability and good using comfort were finally obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1545-1549
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul


  • Coating
  • Layer by layer
  • Nanocomposite
  • Tabular titanate
  • UV shielding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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