By Crina Anastasescu, Susana Mihaiu, Silviu Preda, Maria Zaharescu
This e-book offers rainy chemical sol-gel and hydrothermal equipment for 1D oxide nanostructure instruction. those equipment characterize an enticing path to multifunctional nanomaterials synthesis, as they're flexible, low-cost and, hence, applicable for acquiring a variety of oxide fabrics with adapted morphology and houses. 3 particular oxides (SiO2, TiO2, ZnO) are mentioned intimately on the way to illustrate the primary of the sol-gel and hydrothermal training of 1D oxide nanostructures. different oxides synthesized through this technique also are in brief provided.
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2 ZnO Nanorods Deposited as Films As presented above, ZnO nanorods and nanotubes could be easily prepared by hydrothermal method. However, for most important applications, ZnO nanorods are used as vertically aligned arrays deposited on different substrates. Although the first aqueous solution growth by hydrothermal method of oriented ZnO nanorods was reported already in 1990 , only more than 10 years later, Vayssieres et al. , ITO on polyester) substrate. Well-aligned single-crystalline hexagonal rods of typically 1 μm in diameter showing well- 52 3 Synthesis of Oxide Nanotubes/Nanorods by Hydrothermal Method defined crystallographic faces were grown along the  direction in a perpendicular fashion onto the substrates and were arranged in very large uniform arrays, no matter the type of substrate.
In the case of the as-prepared and thermally treated precipitates, similar bladelike nanostructure was obtained, fact that points out that the initial blade-like structure that is formed during precipitation is kept after thermal treatment. In the case of hydrothermal treatment (Fig. 14c) of the same solution, welldeveloped ZnO nanorods were obtained, with hexagonal cross section. 2 ZnO Nanorods/Nanotubes 49 Fig. 05 M with 2:1 molar ratio: (a) by chemical method, maintaining at 85 C reaction temperature for 2 h; (b) the same sample thermally treated at 300 C for 1 h; (c) by hydrothermal treatment for 2 h (Reprinted from  with permission from Revue Roumaine de Chimie) Fig.
A common example is the P25 Aeroxide precursor, for which, under very similar hydrothermal and posthydrothermal treatments, different structures and chemical compounds, such as H2Ti4O9ÁH2O  or NaxH2ÀxTi3O7 , were reported. 1 Factors Influencing the Hydrothermal Synthesis of Titanate Nanotubes As mentioned before, the morphology and the characteristics of the titanate nanotubes (TiNTs) highly depend on the hydrothermal conditions, namely, the type of the titanium precursors, the type of the alkaline solutions and concentration, the hydrothermal temperature, and the duration of the treatments, as well as on the post-hydrothermal procedures.
1D Oxide Nanostructures Obtained by Sol-Gel and Hydrothermal Methods by Crina Anastasescu, Susana Mihaiu, Silviu Preda, Maria Zaharescu