Synthesis of ZnO/TiO2nanotube composite film by a two-step route

Ning Wang, Xinyong Li, Yuxin Wang, Yang Hou, Xuejun Zou, Guohua Chen

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Abstract

ZnO/TiO2nanotube composite film had been successfully fabricated via a two-step route including anodic oxidation method and hydrothermal process. The anatase crystal of titania and the hexagonal wurtzite crystal of zinc oxide forms were identified by X-ray diffraction (XRD). Nanostructure as revealed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) indicated that the ZnO/TiO2nanotube composite was highly oriented and organized into uniform tubular arrays with diameter ranging from 60 to 80 nm and length of 300 nm. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) showed that the composite is made up of TiO2and ZnO. Furthermore, optical properties of the samples were also measured using diffuse reflectance UV-Vis spectroscopy (DRS). Compared with TiO2nanotube, about 30 nm red shift was observed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3691-3693
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Letters
Volume62
Issue number21-22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Crystal structure
  • Nanocomposites
  • Optical materials and properties
  • ZnO/TiO 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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