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Light-driven high-temperature continuous-flow synthesis of TiO2 nano-anatase


Chan, BCY and Wang, X and Lam, LKW and Gordan, JM and Feuermann, D and Raston, CL and Chua, HT, Light-driven high-temperature continuous-flow synthesis of TiO2 nano-anatase, Chemical Engineering Journal, 211-212 pp. 195-199. ISSN 1385-8947 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2012 Elsevier B.V.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.cej.2012.09.035


Developing continuous-flow high-temperature fabrication strategies constitutes a pivotal challenge in the realization and scale-up of some functional nanomaterials. We have developed a light-driven large-area spinning-disk processor for this purpose, and establish its continuous-flow capability in preparing TiO2 anatase-phase nanoparticles with reaction temperatures up to 550°C. This reactor strategy markedly reduces reaction time – primarily by eliminating the need for product calcination – while maintaining high conversion efficiency. A fundamentally new reactor strategy for nanomaterial synthesis is reported. The key is conflating unorthodox optics with spinning disk processors. Experimental results and structural characterization are for TiO2 nano-anatase. We depict a continuous-flow high-temperature strategy for nanomaterial generation.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:continuous-flow, light-driven, nanostructure, spinning-disk processor, anatase
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Mechanical engineering
Research Field:Energy generation, conversion and storage (excl. chemical and electrical)
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Understanding climate change not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Wang, X (Professor Xiaolin Wang)
ID Code:82468
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2013-02-04
Last Modified:2015-06-24

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