The Use of Ultra-Small Fe3O4 Magnetic Nanoparticles for Hydrothermal Synthesis of Fe3+-Doped Titanate Nanotubes

Maciej Marć, Lidia Najder-Kozdrowska, Nikos Guskos, Grzegorz Żołnierkiewicz, Ana Maria Montero, Mirosław Roman Dudek
2020 Materials  
A method of the hydrothermal synthesis of Fe3+-doped titanate nanotubes (TNT) is reported in which the ultra-small Fe3O4 nanoparticles are used as the sources of Fe3+ ions. The magnetic nanoparticles with a diameter of about 2 nm are added during the washing stage of the hydrothermal procedure. During washing, they gradually degrade and at the same time, the titanate product is transformed into nanotubes. The obtained nanotubes were characterized by structural and magnetic measurements. It was
more » ... ound that, depending on the value of the external magnetic field, they may show the property of room temperature ferromagnetism, paramagnetism or they may be diamagnetic. It was also shown that the modified TNTs have greater photocatalytic activity compared to unmodified TNTs.
doi:10.3390/ma13204612 pmid:33081202 fatcat:w5fj6nqjc5fs7c6jzwlhshaqwa