Effect of High-Energy Vibrating Ball Milling in the Reduction of the Crystallite Size of TiO2 Particles

Ganbat Batdemberel, Dugerjav Otgonbayar, Gonchigsuren Munkhsaikhan
2021 Journal of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering  
In this work, TiO 2 powders were prepared by high energy vibrating ball milling. X-ray diffraction (XRD), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Photon cross correlation spectroscopy (PCCS with Nanophox) were used to determine the crystallite size of anatase TiO 2 . Depending on the grinding conditions (short grinding time, ball diameter, stainless steel ball and grinding powder ratio), the crystallite size decreased from 34 nm to 8 nm. The average diameter of a TiO 2 particle with 8 nm
more » ... was ~221 nm. No structural phase transition was observed during milling.
doi:10.4236/msce.2021.911002 fatcat:reenoi5qlbd2lok7mda3nphyye