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New Nanosheets Findings from Northeast Normal University Described

March 7, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Investigators discuss new findings in Nanosheets. According to news reporting originating from Changchun, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Phase selective synthesis is particularly valuable in revealing performance of photocatalyst existing as several polymorphic phases. In this work, we develop a general soft chemical route that used a TiO2 (B) nanosheet as a precursor to synthesize TiO2 nanostructures of desired phase."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Northeast Normal University, "Benefiting from the structural similarity and ultrathin thickness feature, TiO2 (B) nanosheet precursor can readily transform to pure phase of anatase, rutile and brookite as well as mixed phase of brookite/anatase. A possible dissolution-recrystallization mechanism is proposed for the phase transition of TiO2 (B) nanosheets to other phases."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Photocatalytic activity tests demonstrated that the brookite/anatase mixture had the highest activity in degrading acetaldehyde under UV light irradiation, due to the synergistic effect of high crystallinity, large surface area and mixed phase structure."

For more information on this research see: TiO2 (B) nanosheets mediate phase selective synthesis of TiO2 nanostructured photocatalyst. Applied Surface Science, 2014;292():937-943. Applied Surface Science can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier -; Applied Surface Science -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y.X. Wang, NE Normal Univ, Key Lab UV Light Emitting Mat & Technol, Minist Educ, Changchun 130024, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include C.H. Wang, X.T. Zhang, P.P. Sun, L.N. Kong, Y.A. Wei, H. Zheng and Y.C. Liu (see also Nanosheets).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Changchun, Nanosheets, Photocatalyst, Nanotechnology, Photocatalytic, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China

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