Research Article

Facile Synthesis of Nanostructured Anatase Titania with Controllable Morphology via Oxidation of TiC with Hydrogen Peroxide

Figure 3

(a) TEM image for the acidic powder obtained after the oxidation of TiC with H2O2 for 14 hours, displaying the urchin-like morphology made of entwining 2D nanosheets. Inset is the SAED showing the observable diffraction rings. (b) HRTEM image of a 2D nanosheet, demonstrating the local good crystallization. (c) SEM image for the nanostructured anatase TiO2 obtained by annealing the amorphous acidic powder in (b) at 700°C for 2 hours, showing the flower-like morphology. (d) RT Raman (top) and XRD pattern (bottom) for the annealing-produced anatase TiO2 in (c).