Synthesis of high-energy anatase nanorods via an intermediate nanotube morphology

Daniel Finkelstein-Shapiro, Charlie Y.H. Tsai, Shuyou Li, Kimberly A. Gray*

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We report for the first time, the synthesis of strained TiO 2 nanorods whose a-axis is aligned along the long axis of the rod. We use nanotubes as intermediates where the (1 0 0) axis is thermodynamically favored along the length of the tube, and then collapse the tubular structure through calcination. This nanorod keeps the orientation of its tubular predecessor. Re-orientation of the unit cell within the nanorod morphology as the temperature is increased suggests these nanorods are in a high energy configuration which is kinetically quenched.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-108
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Physics Letters
StatePublished - Sep 12 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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