Synthesis of Anatase/Brookite Nanocomposite with Controlled Structural and Morphological Characteristics

Authors V.O. Kotsyubynsky1 , M.G. Mizilevska2, A.B. Hrubiak1, S.І. Vorobiov3 , М.М. Kyzyshyn1, V.М. Sachko1

1 Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, 57, Shevchenko Str., 76018 Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

2 South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K.D. Ushynsky, 26, Staroportofrankivs'ka Str., 65020 Odesa, Ukraine

3 Sumy State University, 2, Rymskogo-Korsakova Str., 40007 Sumy, Ukraine

Issue Volume 9, Year 2017, Number 2
Dates Received 23 November 2016; published online 28 April 2017
Citation V.O. Kotsyubynsky, M.G. Mizilevska, et al. J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 9 No 2, 02009 (2017)
DOI 10.21272/jnep.9(2).02009
PACS Number(s) 61.46. – w, 61.82.Rx
Keywords Titanium tetrabutoxide, Hydrolysis, Brookite, Anatase, Nucleation, Hydrothermal treatment.
Annotation The results of anatase/brookite nanocomposite hydrothermal synthesis are presented. The influence of the synthesis conditions on the structure and morphology of the obtained materials is investigated. The model of anatase and brookite nucleation is proposed. The mechanism of ammonium and sodium ions effect on the phase transformation in H2Ti2O5•H2O / anatase / brookite system is considered. The interpretation of nanocomposites phase content as a function of the sodium ions concentrations was done. The synthesis conditions influence on the titania averaged bandgap energies was studied.

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