Synthesis of titanium dioxide (TiO 2) nanomaterials

Xiaobo Chen, Samuel S. Mao

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Titanium dioxide (TiO 2) is a promising material for many emerging applications. Even more promising are the benefits offered by the material when its length scale is reduced to the nanometer range. Nanomaterials usually exhibit unique properties resulting from either the extremely large surface area-to-volume ratio or the quantum confinement effect of energy carriers. In this article we present an overview of recent progress in the synthesis of TiO 2 nanomaterials. The topics include synthesis of TiO 2 nanoparticles, nanorods, nanowires, nanotubes, and mesoporous/nanoporous materials using different preparation approaches such as sol-gel, sol, hydrothermal, solvothermal, and vapor deposition. The applications of TiO 2 nanomaterials are also briefly summarized.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)906-925
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2006


  • Mesoporous/Nanoporous Materials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanoparticles
  • Nanorods
  • Nanotubes
  • Nanowires
  • Titanium dioxide


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