The morphology of electrospun titanium dioxide nanofibers and its influencing factors

Zi , Sheng Tang and Nurmin Bolong, and Ismail Saad, and Janice Lynn Ayog, (2016) The morphology of electrospun titanium dioxide nanofibers and its influencing factors. In: 3rd International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering for Sustainability, IConCEES 2015.

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Official URL: Http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/20164701020

Abstract

Titanium dioxide (TiO2) has high photocatalytic activity and it is extensively applied in solar cell technology and environmental science. Electrospinning is acknowledged as the most versatile technique to fabricate nanofibers such as metal oxide nanofibers. Titanium dioxide nanofibers are generally prepared by electrospinning organic solutions containing alkoxide precursors and a carrier polymer with high voltage supply. The paper discusses on electrospun TiO2 nanofibers including the spin dopes preparation history, influencing factors on fiber morphology and fiber characterizations. In particular, the parameters such as spin dopes viscosity, supplied voltage, feeding rate and effect of temperature that affect the morphology of the nanofibers are emphasized. Based on several studies, smaller diameter of TiO2 nanofibers can be produced with lower viscosity solution, higher voltage and lower feeding rate. The heat treatment of 500 °C reduced the fiber size and produces crystallized anatase TiO2 nanofibers.

Item Type:Conference Paper (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Titanium dioxide , fabricate nanofibers , Electrospinning
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:FACULTY > Faculty of Engineering
ID Code:13746
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:03 Aug 2016 14:12
Last Modified:03 Aug 2016 14:12

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