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Detachment Induced by Rayleigh-Instability in Metal Oxide Nanorods: Insights from TiO2

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Autor(es):
Dalmaschio, Cleocir Jose [1] ; Leite, Edson Roberto [1]
Número total de Autores: 2
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Chem, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Crystal Growth & Design; v. 12, n. 7, p. 3668-3674, JUL 2012.
Citações Web of Science: 10
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The comprehension of the physical-chemistry processes related to the nanocrystals growth mechanism is fundamental in controlling the shape and assembly of inorganic nanoparticles. In this paper, we describe TiO2 nanocrystal synthesis by a colloidal process where the final shape and size of the nanocrystal is influenced by a phenomenon similar to the Rayleigh-instability of freestanding TiO2 nanorods in solution. In this process, a larger structure (the nanorod) is divided into smaller units (nanocrystals), by a kind of detachment process. A detailed high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) characterization facilitates the identification of a morphological feature, which characterizes a surface diffusion process. Through a classical thermodynamic analysis, energetic and geometrics parameters, which lead to fragmentations of TiO2 nanorods, were established. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 98/14324-0 - Multidisciplinary Center for Development of Ceramic Materials
Beneficiário:Elson Longo da Silva
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Centros de Pesquisa, Inovação e Difusão - CEPIDs