Hydrothermal Synthesis and Photocatalytic Properties of TiO2 Nanotubes

  • D.D. Vuong
  • D.T.N. Tram
  • P.Q. Pho
  • N.D. Chien
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 127)


TiO2 nanotubes (TNTs) were prepared by a hydrothermal treatment method at low temperatures. The source materials, annealing temperature and hydrothermal treatment time play important roles in the morphology, structure and photocatalytic behavior of TiO2 nanotubes. The scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and the transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images indicate that the diameter of the nanotubes is 10– 20 nm. The experimental results show that the morphology and structure of the nanotubes is thermally unstable. The photocatalytic activities of the TiO2 nanotubes were also characterized by the decolourization of methylene blue under UV radiation.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Z.Y. Yuan, B.L. Su, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects 241, 173, 2004.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Y. Ma, Y. Lin, X. Xiao, X. Zhou, X. Li, Mater. Res. Bulletin, 41, 237, 2006.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    O. Carp, C. L. Huisman, A. Reller, Prog. in Solid State Chem., 32, 33, 2004.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    P. Billik and G. Plesch, Scripta Materialia, 56, 979, 2007.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    S. Mahshid, M. Askari, M. S. Ghamsari, J. Mat. Proc. Tech., 189, 296, 2007.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    W. Li, T. Fu, F. Xie, S. Yu, S. He, Materials Letters 61, 730, 2007.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    P. Hoyer, Langmuir, 12, 141, 1996.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    H. Imai, Y. Takei, K. Shimizu, M. Matsuda, H. Hirashima, J. Mater. Chem., 9, 2971, 1999.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    T. Kasuga, M. Hiramatsu, A. Hoson, T. Sekino, K. Niihara, Langmuir,14, 3160, 1998.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    T. Kasuga, M. Hiramatsu, A. Hoson, T. Sekino, K. Niihara, Adv. Mater. 11, 1307, 1999.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    C.H. Kwon, H. Shin, J.H. Kim, W. S. Choi, K.H. Yoon, J. Mater. Chem., 86, 78, 2004.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • D.D. Vuong
    • 1
  • D.T.N. Tram
    • 1
  • P.Q. Pho
    • 1
  • N.D. Chien
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Engineering PhysicsHanoi University of TechnologyHanoiVietnam

Personalised recommendations