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Recent progress in design, synthesis, and applications of one-dimensional TiO2 nanostructured surface heterostructures: a review

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One-dimensional TiO2 nanostructured surface heterostructures (1D TiO2NSHs) have been comprehensively studied during the past two decades because of the possible practical applications in various fields, including photocatalysis, dye-sensitized solar cells, sensors, lithium batteries, biomedicine, catalysis, and supercapacitors. Combining extensive advancements in materials science and nanotechnology, a 1D TiO2NSH material with well-controlled size, morphology, and composition has been designed and synthesized. More importantly, its superior properties, including a high aspect ratio structure, chemical stability, large specific surface area, excellent electronic or ionic charge transfer, and a specific interface effect, have attracted a great deal of interest in improving current performance and exploring new applications. In this tutorial review, we introduce the characteristics of 1D TiO2 nanostructures, the design principles for the fabrication of 1D TiO2NSHs, and we also summarize the recent progress in developing synthesis methods and applications of 1D TiO2NSHs in different fields. The relationship between the secondary phase and the 1D TiO2 nanostructure and between the performance in applications and the excellent physical properties of 1D TiO2NSHs are also discussed.

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The article was received on 20 May 2014 and first published on 11 Jul 2014


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00180J
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Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014,43, 6920-6937
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    Recent progress in design, synthesis, and applications of one-dimensional TiO2 nanostructured surface heterostructures: a review

    J. Tian, Z. Zhao, A. Kumar, R. I. Boughton and H. Liu, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 6920
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00180J

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