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Anatase Titanium Dioxide Coated Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes Manufactured by Sonochemical-Hydrothermal Technique

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A novel, cost effective, sonochemical-hydrothermal technique was used for the deposition of nanosized anatase titanium dioxide (TiO2) onto single wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). This technique is described and the characterization of the synthesized TiO2-SWCNTs is reported. The characterization techniques employed include scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Raman spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction (XRD). From the characterization the size and morphology of the synthesized TiO2 nanoparticles (deposited on the SWCNTs) are reported. Furthermore, it is demonstrated that the created TiO2 nanoparticles are chemically attached to the SWCNTs. Also, an important correlation between calculated TiO2 crystal size and the red shifts in the lowest Raman TiO2 (E.g.) predominate peak is reported. The synthesized TiO2-SWCNTs have potential for large scale production and application in a variety of new technologies such as clean energy power generation devices, electrical storage devices, photocatalysts, and sensors.

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P. Clemens, X. Wei, B. Wilson and R. Thomas, "Anatase Titanium Dioxide Coated Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes Manufactured by Sonochemical-Hydrothermal Technique," Open Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 3 No. 2A, 2013, pp. 21-32. doi: 10.4236/ojcm.2013.32A004.

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