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Title: Twinned Zn2TiO4 spinel nanowires using ZnO nanowires as a template
Authors: Yang, Y.
Sun, X.W.
Tay, B.K.
Wang, J.X.
Dong, Z.L.
Fan, H.M. 
Issue Date: 16-Jul-2007
Citation: 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.
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
ISSN: 09359648
DOI: 10.1002/adma.200700299
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