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By photic-assisted deposition, Ag nanoparticles were assembled on
bioactive TiO2 nanotube arrays, which were fabricated
by anodic oxidation in 0.5 wt% NH4F solution containing 0.5 wt% Na2HPO4.
The samples were characterized by scanning electron mincroscope (SEM), X-ray
diffraction (XRD). Germiculture experimentation was employed to testing
samples’ antibacterial capability. An obvious antibacterial ring appeared
around the Ag modified samples, indicating that Ag modified
titania nanotube arrays has good antibacterial capability.
Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) have been successfully modified with TiO2 nanoparticles via wet chemical method. For this purpose tetra chloride titanium (TiCl4) was used as titanium source. MWCNTs were exposed at different amount of TiCl4 (0.25 and 0.1 ml) and different soaking times. The modified MWCNTs have been characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). TEM results showed that the MWCNTs were fully decorated with TiO2 at short term immersion. Increasing soaking time caused to fill the MWCNTs with TiO2 nanoparticles. The results showed that the amount of precursor had a significant role on quantity of decoration. The decoration of outer surface of MWCNTs with TiO2 was more noticeable at large amount of TiCl4. XRD results revealed that the crystalline structure of TiO2 on the surface and inner of MWCNTs was rutile. The average size of TiO2 nanoparticles which modified MWCNTs were 20 nm.
The synthesis and characterization of a new nanocomposite material that was prepared from recycled expanded polystyrene (EPS) and titanium dioxide (TiO2) is reported here. The EPS was obtained from chemical reagent box insulation. To obtain the nanocomposite, these materials were dispersed in a solvent, mixed with TiCl4 and heated. The resulting new material was characterized with SEM, TEM, TGA, BET, Raman and IR techniques. The Raman and IR spectra provided complementary information regarding the structure of the nanocomposite. The Raman spectra were used to identify the crystalline structure of TiO2 in the nanocomposite. In contrast, the IR spectra were used to identify the organic portion of the nanocomposite. The TEM images indicated that the nanocomposites had an average particle size of 6 - 12 nm. In addition, the adsorption and photocatalytic properties of the new material were evaluated. The EPS/TiO2 nanocomposite was efficient at degrading methylene blue (MB) dye solutions under UV irradiation. Furthermore, according to thermal analysis, this material had greater polymer stability due to the incorporation of TiO2.