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Synthesis and Characterization of Nanocarbon-Supported Titanium Dioxide

  • Marcus A Worsley (a1), Joshua D. Kuntz (a2), Octavio Cervantes (a3), T Yong-Jin Han (a4), Peter Pauzauskie (a5), Joe H Satcher (a6) and Theodore F Baumann (a7)...

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In this report, we describe recent efforts in fabricating new nanocarbon-supported titanium dioxide structures that exhibit high surface area and improved electrical conductivity. Nanocarbons consisting of single-walled carbon nanotubes and carbon aerogel nanoparticles were used to support titanium dioxide particles and produce monoliths with densities as low as 80 mg/cm 3. The electrical conductivity of the nanocarbon-supported titanium dioxide was dictated by the conductivity of the nanocarbon support while the pore structure was dominated by the titanium dioxide aerogel particles. The conductivity of the monoliths presented here was 72 S/m and the surface area was 203 m2/g.

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Synthesis and Characterization of Nanocarbon-Supported Titanium Dioxide

  • Marcus A Worsley (a1), Joshua D. Kuntz (a2), Octavio Cervantes (a3), T Yong-Jin Han (a4), Peter Pauzauskie (a5), Joe H Satcher (a6) and Theodore F Baumann (a7)...

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