Synthesis of Pt-entrapped titanate nanotubes

Atsushi Nakahira, Takashi Kubo, Yuki Yamasaki, Toshiyuki Suzuki, Yuichi Ikuhara

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    In this study, Pt-entrapped titanate nanotubes with approximately 10 to 15 nm in outer diameter and 5 nm in inner diameter and several hundreds in length were synthesized by a hydrothermal treatment of titanium oxide as a source material and a subsequent heat-treatment of the mixture of these titanate nanotube and a Pt salt. According to TEM observations, Pt nanocrystals with a few nm in diameter and 5 to 10nm in length were contained in titanate nanotubes. These Pt nanocrystalentrapped titanate nanotubes had the high photocatalytic properties, which are also expected to be a useful material for nanotechnology applications.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)L690-L692
    JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 2: Letters
    Issue number20-23
    Publication statusPublished - 2005


    • HTiO
    • Nanocrystal
    • Nanotube
    • Pt
    • Titanate

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)
    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
    • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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