Flower-like surface modification of titania materials by lithium hydroxide solution

George Hasegawa, Kazuyoshi Kanamori, Yoshihiro Sugawara, Yuichi Ikuhara, Kazuki Nakanishi

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Surface modification of titania materials to give flower-like structures has been achieved simply by the treatment in lithium hydroxide aqueous solution under mild conditions. The flower-like structured materials were characterized by X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetric analysis, and Raman scattering. The analyses indicate that the flower-like materials are composed of layered hydrous lithium titanate. It is suggested that the unique intercalation behavior of lithium ions into titania allows dissolution and re-precipitation of titania to form the flower-like structure. The obtained flower-like structure can be retained up to 700°C, while the crystal phase transforms into Li 4Ti 5O 12.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-296
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Colloid And Interface Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 15 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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