Hydrothermal Synthesis of Dy Doped TiO2(B) Nanowires
Keywords:TiO2(B) phase nanowire, Hydrothermal, Dysprosium (Dy)
This study aimed to synthesize and then characterize the physical property of dysprosium doped TiO2(B) nanowires powders (Dy/TiO2(B) NWs). This composite was prepared by hydrothermal method. Phase formation of TiO2 was characterized by XRD. Morphology of the TiO2 nanowires powders (NWs) was observed by using field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM). Optical absorption of the composite had been measured employing UV-Vis spectrophotometer. The result of the physical properties showed a smaller size of Dy/TiO2(B) NWs crystal 13.8 nm than of TiO2(B) crystal 20.7 nm by the x-ray diffraction test. Only the TiO2(B) phase was found at the calcination temperature of 400 °C. The 0.1 mole% dysprosium has good electrical properties. The expected overall properties of Dy/TiO2(B) NWs may open the way towards new applications of high performance materials, leading to an innovative product development in the solar cell, electronics batteries and many other applications.