Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

11-11-2014

Abstract

One aspect of the present invention relates to a method for synthesizing macro-sized nanostructures. The method in one embodiment comprises the steps of mixing an amount of TiO2 powders with a volume of an alkali or alkaline solution to form a mixture, and heating the mixture at a temperature higher than 160 degree C. for a period of time effective to allow TiO2-containing, macro-sized nanostructures to form, wherein the TiO2-containing, macro-sized nanostructures form in an environment that has no presence of a substrate that comprises Ti. These TiO2-containing, macro-sized nanostructures can be utilized to form a free standing membrane, and/or a three-dimensional (3D) structure.

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Patent Number

US8883115

Application Number

US20100255285

Application Published

10-7-2010

Application Filed

1-12-2007

Assignee

University of Arkansas Technology Development Foundation (Fayetteville, AK)

Comments

Z. Ryan Tian, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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