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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 3089091, 9 pages
Research Article

Fast and Straightforward Synthesis of Luminescent Titanium(IV) Dioxide Quantum Dots

1Department of Material Chemistry, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry AS CR v.v.i., 250 68 Řež, Czech Republic
2Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, 400 96 Ustí nad Labem, Czech Republic

Correspondence should be addressed to Václav Štengl

Received 20 April 2017; Accepted 15 June 2017; Published 20 July 2017

Academic Editor: Martin Andersson

Copyright © 2017 Václav Štengl et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The nucleus of titania was prepared by reaction of solution titanium oxosulphate with hydrazine hydrate. These titania nuclei were used for titania quantum dots synthesis by a simple and fast method. The prepared titanium(IV) dioxide quantum dots were characterized by measurement of X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), atomic force microscopy (AFM), high-resolution electron microscopy (HRTEM), and selected area electron diffraction (SAED). The optical properties were determined by photoluminescence (PL) spectra. The prepared titanium(IV) dioxide quantum dots have the narrow range of UV excitation (365–400 nm) and also a close range of emission maxima (450–500 nm).