Journal of Nanoparticle Research

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 77–85

Structural and thermoluminescence properties of undoped and Fe-doped-TiO2 nanopowders processed by sol–gel method


    • National Institute of Materials Physics
  • Mihail Secu
    • National Institute of Materials Physics
  • Corina Elisabeta Secu
    • National Institute of Materials Physics
  • Mihaela Baibarac
    • National Institute of Materials Physics
  • Bogdan S. Vasile
    • University Politehnica of Bucharest
Research Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s11051-010-0002-7

Cite this article as:
Cernea, M., Secu, M., Secu, C.E. et al. J Nanopart Res (2011) 13: 77. doi:10.1007/s11051-010-0002-7


In this study, we report on the nanocrystalline powders of TiO2 and Fe-doped TiO2 (anatase and rutile phases) prepared by sol–gel method. The X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy measurements indicated the presence of anatase or rutile phase in nanopowders. TEM micrographs showed 10 and 112 nm average particle sizes for anatase and rutile, respectively. Furthermore, their thermoluminescence properties were analyzed.


Sol–gel methodTiO2Fe-doped TiO2NanopowdersThermoluminescence

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