Crystallographic Study of the TiO2 Obtained by Different Synthesis Methods


In this work, the crystal structure of titanium dioxide was studied, and the effect of the different synthesis routes on the microstructure and morphology of the nanostructures was analyzed. Samples characterization was carried out by X-ray diffraction by powders (XRD) to determine the different crystalline phases contented in the samples and using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), the morphology and topology of all samples were studied. XRD results were analyzed through Eva provided by Bruker to determine the average crystallite size. The results portrayed here showed that all the synthesis process produced anatase nanostructures with an average crystallite size smaller than 27 nm. Synthesized powders presented similar morphologies in all cases and they were homogeneous in their chemical composition.

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Cortez-Lorenzo, F. , Ruiz, M. , Mendoza, R. , García, M. and Castillo, R. (2013) Crystallographic Study of the TiO2 Obtained by Different Synthesis Methods. Journal of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, 1, 30-37. doi: 10.4236/msce.2013.16005.

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