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Issue 22, 2011
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Synthesis of quasi-oriented α-MoO3 nanobelts and nanoplatelets on TiO2 coated glass

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Abstract

We report on a new method to produce quasi-oriented α-MoO3 nanobelts on TiO2 coated glass substrates. Using a simple yet efficient wet-chemical method with subsequent calcination, various morphologies of α-MoO3 including oriented nanobelts, rods and platelets were produced. The crystal morphology can be controlled by changing the substrate and/or the process parameters. Some applications of the resulting structures were demonstrated by coating them with TiO2 and carbon. The photocatalytic activity of the TiO2 coated α-MoO3 nanobelts was several times higher than that of the smooth TiO2 coatings prepared on soda-lime glass. A very thin layer (20–30 nm) of carbon coated on nanobelts by sputtering resulted in a highly light absorbing film with an average reflectivity of 4%, while fluorosilane coated nanobelts showed superhydrophobic properties.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of quasi-oriented α-MoO3 nanobelts and nanoplatelets on TiO2 coated glass

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The article was received on 19 Feb 2011, accepted on 24 Mar 2011 and first published on 12 Apr 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C1JM10752F
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 7931-7936

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    Synthesis of quasi-oriented α-MoO3 nanobelts and nanoplatelets on TiO2 coated glass

    M. E. Kurtoglu, T. Longenbach and Y. Gogotsi, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 7931
    DOI: 10.1039/C1JM10752F

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