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|Title:||Twinned Zn2TiO4 spinel nanowires using ZnO nanowires as a template|
|Source:||Yang, Y., Sun, X.W., Tay, B.K., Wang, J.X., Dong, Z.L., Fan, H.M. (2007-07-16). Twinned Zn2TiO4 spinel nanowires using ZnO nanowires as a template. Advanced Materials 19 (14) : 1839-1844. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.200700299|
|Abstract:||A three-step method to synthesize ternary twinned Zn2TiO 4 nanowires, using the ZnO nanowires as a template, is presented. The ZnO nanowires used as template are firstly coated with amorphous Ti to form a ZnO/Ti core/shell structure, followed by annealing at 800°C for 8 h. The sputtering condition has been optimized to yield a maximum quantity of nanowires with this desired Ti/Zn ratio. The final product is (111)-twined Zn 2TiO4 nanowires growing along (111) direction. The formation of the twinned structure involves a solid-state reaction between Ti and the ZnO single crystal, where formation of twinning reduces the system energy. The synthesis could be further developed for controlled synthesis of ternary nanostructures.|
|Source Title:||Advanced Materials|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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