TiO2 anatase nanoparticle networks: Synthesis, structure, and electrochemical performance

Pierre Kubiak, Thomas Fröschl, Nicola Hüsing, Ute Hörmann, Ute Kaiser, Renate Schiller, Clemens K. Weiss, Katharina Landfester, Margret Wohlfahrt-Mehrens

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Nanocrystalline anatase TiO2 materials with different specific surface areas and pore size distributions are prepared via sol-gel and miniemulsion routes in the presence of surfactants. The samples are characterized by X-ray diffraction, nitrogen sorption, transmission electron microscopy, and electrochemical measurements. The materials show a pure anatase phase with average crystallite size of about 10 nm. The nitrogen sorption analysis reveals specific surface areas ranging from 25 to 150 m2 g-1. It is demonstrated that the electrochemical performance of this material strongly depends on morphology. The mesoporous TiO2 samples exhibit excellent high rate capabilities and good cycling stability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1690-1696
Number of pages7
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2011



  • anatase
  • batteries
  • electrochemical properties
  • mesoporous materials
  • nanocrystalline materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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Kubiak, P., Fröschl, T., Hüsing, N., Hörmann, U., Kaiser, U., Schiller, R., Weiss, C. K., Landfester, K., & Wohlfahrt-Mehrens, M. (2011). TiO2 anatase nanoparticle networks: Synthesis, structure, and electrochemical performance. Small, 7(12), 1690-1696. https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.201001943